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January 11, 2014
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On the Hill: Bluebird powder day at Vail

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: Vail Daily reporter John LaConte delivers his daily GoPro conditions report while snowboarding through the powder on Vail Mountain's Forever run

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Vail official report: 10 inches new snow overnight, 33 inches in last week

Vail Daily field report: The 10 inches Vail reported felt more like 2 feet in places

Weather: Very sunny, beautiful day. But there are winds to contend with.

Liftline status: It's the busiest day of the season so far

Run of the day: The main runs were beginning to look tracked out by 9:30 a.m., so it may be a day to hit the trees and stash spots

Breakdown: It's an absolutely huge powder day, one of the only true bluebird powder days we've seen this season, and it's also a Saturday. So that means it's going to be crowded. Both Vail and Lionshead parking structures were full by 10 a.m.

Snowcast: The National Weather service says snowy skies should return tonight


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The VailDaily Updated Jan 12, 2014 11:38AM Published Jan 11, 2014 11:17AM Copyright 2014 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.