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On the Hill: Foot of untouched snow for Back Bowls opening

On the Hill, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, brings you a video report showcasing Vail's ski conditions every day.

VIDEO: With Chair 5 now running, Vail Daily reporter John LaConte enjoys a powdery cruise through Sun Down Bowl.

Vail official report: 0" new snow, 7" in last week

Vail Daily field report: There's was a foot of untouched snow in Sun Up/Sun Down this morning

Weather: This morning it was warmer than it's been over the last few days, but you'll still want to protect your face. Very sunny.

Liftline status: Slight lines were starting to form at Chairs 3 and 4 once word got out that Chair 5 was running, but nothing too bad

Breakdown: With Chair 5 now running and Sun Up/Sun Down open, it's a glorious day at Vail. The powder turns were bottomless, especially those on Sun Up, accessed from chairs 3 and 7

Snowcast: We'll be dry for another week or so, NOAA is reporting

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The VailDaily Updated Dec 13, 2013 11:03AM Published Dec 12, 2013 08:50PM Copyright 2013 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.