On the Hill video ski report: Powder, sun and crowds at Vail
December 24, 2012
Brought to you by and the .Vail official report: 2″ new snow in last 24 hours, 0″ overnightVail Daily field report: The powder’s still out thereWeather: Nice day, very sunnyLiftline status: Crowds! One, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and Eagle Bahn all packed at 10 a.m.Run of the day: Blue Ox was finally groomed. (Ox lovers haven’t seen much grooming action over there yet this year.)Breakdown: With two more inches in the last 24 hours, Vail’s total snowfall for the year is up to 142 inches. Not bad, but for a resort that averages 350 inches per season, we still have a way to go. Regardless, excitement level is high about the last dump, a blasting of super lightweight, low-moisture snow which left longtime locals scratching their heads, trying to remember when last the conditions were so good. And it’s brought out the numbers, at 9:30 a.m., the liftline status board was displaying the yellow or “maze full” symbol for lifts One through 5, 7 and the Eagle Bahn gondola. Those who got out early will be glad they did.Snowcast: Forecasters are saying we’re going to dry out for about a week, with more possible for next weekend.
On the Hill is shot with a GoPro HERO3 Silver Edition.