Vail official report: 0" new snow
Line at Chair 8: Large crowd of 100 people or so as of 9 a.m.
Weather: Sunny with a few high clouds, no wind but the air is cold and crisp.
Breakdown: There's a big crowd of excited locals at today's 50th anniversary opening day in Lionshead. The snow is hard and fast, and the snowriders are attacking it with their tips pointed mainly forward. It's a little cramped in places on Born Free, so be aware of your surroundings and be safe.
Snowcast: Nothing in the forecast for tomorrow, but a slight chance of snow for Sunday.