Into the white |

Into the white

Tom Boyd

Flake by flake, minute by minute, hour by hour and week by week, the snow is building on Vail Mountain and Beaver Creek. Epic days have already occurred and the Vail Trail is willing to bet that more are on the way. If our calculations are correct (and they almost always aren’t) the box you pulled this newspaper from was heaped over in snow a sure sign that powder skiing is alive and well in modern-day Eagle County.It’s weeks like this that make living here everything we hoped it would be. Although heartless bosses make some of us log all-too-many powder-day hours, the majority of this town’s slave masters still believe in setting aside the whip on days when six inches or more come down, allowing us the luxury of doing our work at night (when happy hearts make us more productive, anyhow).But other questions arise when powder comes our way: Where can we go to find the freshest tracks? How do we ski it when we get there? And, perhaps most importantly, what kind of boards do we need in our quiver to make the most of the latest pounding?In this week’s Vail Trail we try to honestly answer your most pressing powder queries so the next time the heavens open upon us you’ll be ready, willing, and psyched to have the best ski day of the year.

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