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December 24, 2012
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On the Hill video ski report: 2 inches of fresh snow on Vail Mountain

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Vail official report: 2" new snow in last 24 hours as of 5 a.m.

Vail Daily field report: 2" wet snow on ungroomed runs

Weather: Warm and rainy/snowy, depending on your elevation, with plenty of fog. Visibility poor.

Liftline status: By 9:20 a.m., the maze starting to fill up at the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead, but nothing anywhere else. Run of the day: Upper Born Free Breakdown: If it's only going to be 2 inches, the wet snow isn't bad as it gives you a little more to carve into under your feet. As will be the story with any snow we receive for the rest of the season, it came right when we really needed it. The back side of the mountain was looking pretty ugly yesterday. It's still falling as we file this report at about 9:40 Friday morning, and if it lands on your goggles it's going to melt like water and make things hard to see. Today you have even more reason to be careful, outside of the fact that it's National Safety Awareness week.

Snowcast: We're hoping for a big dump Monday-Tuesday

On the Hill is shot with a GoPro HERO3 Silver Edition.


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