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On the Hill: Blue Ox on a Saturday, black or double black?

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 down Blue Ox on Vail Mountain.

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Vail official report: 0 inches new snow in last 24 hours; 0 inches in last week

Weather: Warm temps with no clouds or wind

Liftline status: While it's crowded on the runs, the liftlines aren't bad at all at chairs 6 and 10

Run of the day: Blue Ox

Breakdown: The signs leading to Blue Ox list it as a black diamond, but according to the grooming report it's a double black. When it's groomed, it's difficulty level can range from a blue square to double black diamond, depending on how many people are on it at the time.

Snowcast: The National Weather Service forecasts sunny skies through Sunday with a slight chance of snow Sunday night into Monday and Monday night.


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The VailDaily Updated Jan 26, 2014 07:01PM Published Jan 25, 2014 11:27AM Copyright 2014 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.