On the Hill: Odd ring around the sun over Vail Mountain
April 17, 2014
VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter John LaConte delivers a Vail conditions report while snowboarding down Prima at Vail.
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Vail official snow report: 0 inches new snow in the last 24 hours, 10 inches in the last week
Vail official snow depth report: 68-inch mid mountain base, 317 inches total this season
Liftline status: Getting busy
Breakdown: These days, conditions get more difficult the closer you get to the bottom of the mountian. On ungroomed north facing slopes at the top, the chop powder has stayed soft enough to power through. At the bottom you’re in for some crust. Of course, on groomers, conditions are pretty much perfect.
Snowcast: It doesn’t look like that Wednesday night storm is going to hit us after all, reports meteorologist Joel Gratz with opensnow.com.