On the Hill: Sunday’s Vail ski report with video
Ryan Summerlin November 25, 2012
Vail official report: 0″ new snow, 6 lifts and 4 runs open
Line at Chair 8: Nothing at all before 9 a.m.
Weather: There’s a dry chill in the air making it feel a little colder today than yesterday. But the telltale sign of warmer temps to come was obvious again this morning: No clouds and no wind. Bring some removable layers if you plan on schussing all day long.
Breakdown: Top-to-bottom skiing is now available at Vail via the Eagle Bahn gondola and the Columbine run, although the gondola doesn’t start uploading guests until 9 a.m. so early birds taking advantage of that extra hour were still stuck on Born Free for their morning turns. The Vail Village Gondola One is also running, but only for scenic rides and foot passengers trying to get to Mid Vail and The 10th for lunch. But between the Eagle Bahn Gondola, Chair 8 and it’s special 8 a.m. start time, crowds should be fairly well dispersed today at Vail. Of course, if you’re looking to get in some turns without a wait in line, the general rule will remain true once again today: Get out early.
Snowcast: NOAA has been a supreme disappointment this weekend, teasing us with hopes of precipitation for tonight, then changing that forecast at some point this morning from “chance snow” to “mostly cloudy.”
Tomorrow (Monday) we return to the normal 9 a.m. start here at Vail.