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December 24, 2012
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On the Hill video ski report: Snow staying fresh on Vail Mountain

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Vail official report" 0" new snow; 21" mid-mountain base; 111" total this season

Liftline status: Nothing at Gondola One.

Weather: Sunny and getting warmer.

Run of the day: Riva was groomed top to bottom.

Breakdown: Vail has received 6 inches of new snow in the last week, and, if you've been here or you've been following the thermometer readings, then you know it's been cold. That means those 6 inches have stayed fresh and powdery — venture to the far corners of the resort to find it. But get it now while you can, there'sabundantsunshine and it's starting to warm up out here, and if that snow gets too much sun then it will turn to crust like a pie in the oven. It's actually warmer on top of the mountain than in the valley today as an inversion has things about 20 degrees cooler on the valley floor. Today's Friday conditions were classic Colorado, not a cloud in the sky.

Snowcast: We're hoping for something in the next 7 to 10 days.

On the Hill is shot with a GoPro HERO3 Silver Edition.


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