John LaConte
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Vail, CO Colorado

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December 4, 2012
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On the Hill: Tuesday's Vail ski conditions report with video

Vail official report: 2 inches.

Vail Daily field report: 0 inches new snow

Liftline status: Eagle Bahn and Chair 8 are empty.

Weather: Cold and crisp this morning, with-some high-haze in the air that's keeping the sun from fully-exposing itself. It's sure to burn off as the day goes on.

-Breakdown: Yesterday's "1 inch" did feel more like 2 or 3. While we said it felt like more than-1 due to how wet the snow was, in retrospect it felt like more because it actually was more. Vail gave their official report of one inch at 5 a.m., and more continued to fall after that leaving them to report 2 more inches this morning, since those 2 inches came down after that 5 a.m. report. But don't let that fool you, those 2 inches are not laying fresh on the slopes today, they've been packed and groomed down into the beautiful surface-enjoyed by Vail's first-chair crew-this morning.-Yesterday's fresh snow and today's-great groom-have coupled-to create a very nice skiing-surface. Get out there early to best enjoy it.

-Snowcast: NOAA is saying 30 percent chance rain/snow for Wednesday night and 50-percent chance for Thursday.


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