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Flat Earth: Frostbitten Butte

IN Crested Butte, Colorado, spring is greeted with less ambivalence. On Easter Sunday, 40 men and women celebrated its arrival by ski-ing nude down the the local piste. The threat to the makers of overpriced skiing gear has been nipped in the bud, however. There were complaints from parents of young children at a resort bar to which some of the skiers decamped, the police were consulted - and celebrants next year must wear kit.