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January 4, 2014
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On the Hill: Frontside Chutes open at Vail

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VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter John LaConte delivers his daily GoPro conditions report while snowboarding down the Frontside Chutes on Vail Mountain.

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Vail official report: 1 inch new snow at 5 a.m.

Vail Daily field report: By 9:30 a.m. there was5-6 inches fresh snow on the mountain

Weather: Cold and snowing

Liftline status: Crowded

Run of the day: Frontside Chutes opened today

Breakdown: The storm that came through today left significant snowfall at lower elevations, unlike some of the other storms we've seen this season which blanked the top of the mountain but didn't leave as much accumulation at the bottom. This allowed lower-elevation terrain like the Frontside Chutes underneath Gondola One to open.

Snowcast: The National Weather service expects the snowfall to continue into tomorrow

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The VailDaily Updated Oct 31, 2014 11:57AM Published Jan 5, 2014 07:23PM Copyright 2014 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.