On the Hill: Nearly a foot of fresh snow on Vail Mountain
December 21, 2013
VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter John LaConte delivers his daily GoPro conditions report while snowboarding down the run called “Sourdough” on Vail Mountain. LaConte continuously calls the run “Boomer” in his report, but he’s mistaken. It’s Sourdough. Boomer is the adjacent run to the east.
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Vail official report: 1″ new snow overnight, 8″ since 5 a.m. Friday
Vail Daily field report: There’s nearly a foot of untouched snow in places
Weather: Cloudy, with light snow at the higher elevations
Liftline status: Crowded today
Run of the day: Anything in China Bowl or the eastern side of the mountain
Breakdown: On Friday night, between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., snow was dumping on Vail Pass. But at lower elevations farther to the west, like the town of Vail, snowfall was minimal. That means China Bowl, Blue Sky and the eastern parts of Vail Mountain are likely where you’ll find the deeper snow today. Indeed it’s out there.
Snowcast: The National Weather service is reporting there’s a 100 percent chance of snow for today, 80 percent chance for tonight, 70 percent for Sunday during the day, 70 percent chance of snow for Sunday night, and 40 percent chance of snow for Monday.