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Above: Standing between Gunther and Kim Jochl, McCrory staged the formal event to loud cheers.

Below: A few minutes later, Kim Jochl took her own snip at the tape. Photos by Randy Johnson

kim jochl does some ribbon cutting of her own at Sugar Mountain

With Sugar Mountain closed after a landmark weekend dedicating a world-class new chairlift on Saturday and then skiing on Sunday, the ribbon cutting ceremony with Governor Pat McCrory stands out as a historic moment in Southern skiing.