On the Hill: Original 10th Mtn ski troopers in town, skiing Riva Ridge
February 27, 2014
VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter John LaConte delivers his daily GoPro conditions report while snowboarding down Riva Ridge with the original members of the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army on Vail Mountain.
On the Hill is shot with a GoScope Extreme 2X Telescoping pole mount, get 30% off your order at Go-Scope.com by using the following promo code: goscopevaildaily
Vail official report: 0 inches new snow overnight, 3 inches in last week
Weather: Warm and cloudy
Breakdown: After fighting in WWII, the “ski troopers” of the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army helped develop the ski industry here in the U.S. On Tuesday, two of the original members of that regiment skied the buttery groom on Riva Ridge at Vail.
Snowcast: The National Weather Service forecasts a chance of snow the rest of the week, with Thursday night expected to bring decent accumulation.
Recommended Stories For You
Trending In: On The Hill
- Eagle man allegedly tried to beat to death female bartender at closing time
- Minturn man gets 20 to 40 years in prison for shooting at cops during robbery
- Jury duty both frustrates and fulfills would-be jurors in Eagle County
- At Tommy Zima’s you’re not in Gypsum anymore
- Shifting silt soil moved to build Eagle school foundation on bedrock