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December 19, 2013
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On the Hill: Blue Sky Basin opens 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 Blue Sky Basin in Vail

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

Weather: Partly cloudy

Liftline status: Nothing

Run of the day: Anything in Blue Sky Basin

Breakdown: It's a glorious day at Vail, as the famed Blue Sky Basin has now opened for the 2013-14 season. It was an unexpected twist for many local snow riders, who weren't expecting it to open until we received more snow. But the snow back there is soft and untracked, but it won't stay that way for long. Get out and get some of it if you can.

Snowcast: The National Weather service is reporting there's a chance 20-40 percent chance of snow for tonight, extending until Saturday

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