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February 6, 2014
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On the Hill: Tough conditions at Vail

On the Hill, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, brings you a video report showcasing Vail's ski conditions every day.

VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter John LaConte delivers his daily GoPro conditions report while snowboarding through Windows and Straight Shot at Vail.

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Vail official report: 1 inch new snow and 35 inches in week as of 5 a.m.

Vail Daily field report: There was 2 inches of fresh on top of the mountain at 9 a.m. this morning, and more coming down as this report was being filed

Weather: Very cold and snowing

Liftline status: Not bad at all

Run of the day: Something in the trees, like Windows, will keep you protected today

Breakdown: Most of the back was closed this morning, except for Chair 5. It's a low-light day for certain and with an inch or two of fresh over the surface, it's hard to tell what's hardpack and what's a fluffy powder pillow. There's plenty of both all over the mountain, so be careful you don't confuse one for the other.

Snowcast: The National Weather Service says it should snow every day this week


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The VailDaily Updated Feb 7, 2014 12:17PM Published Feb 6, 2014 10:56AM Copyright 2014 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.