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On the Hill: Powder day in 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: On a powder day, Vail Daily reporter John LaConte takes a run on Zot in Vail

Vail official report: 4" new snow, 16" in last week

Vail Daily field report: By 9:30 a.m., it felt like 5-6 inches

Weather: Cold and snowy

Liftline status: Less than 5 min wait at Gondola One and Chair 4

Run of the day: Zot

Breakdown: We're off to a great start to the 2013-14 ski season here in Vail, with a 32-inch base at mid mountain and 19 of Vail's 31 lifts now running. However, the entire back side of the mountain and Blue Sky Basin are still closed, and with only 27 percent of Vail's more than 5,000 acres open for skiing, there's still plenty of openings to look forward to.

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The VailDaily Updated Dec 10, 2013 10:20AM Published Dec 8, 2013 10:21AM Copyright 2013 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.