No snow in forecast as Vail opening nears |

No snow in forecast as Vail opening nears

Jacob Fuerst/Vail DailyWayne Bowman snaps a picture of the snow making in Vail, Colorado on Saturday.

VAIL, Colorado ” With Vail set to open Friday, there’s no snow in Colorado’s forecast, and temperatures will be relatively high over the next few days, forecasters say.

“I’m not seeing any snow in the forecast for the coming week,” said Norv Larson, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction.

Vail will see unusually high temperatures in the low to mid-50s Wednesday and Thursday, Larson said. Through the weekend, highs will be in the mid to upper-40s, he said. Lows will drop to 20-25 degrees over the next few days, he added.

Workers have been making snow at Vail since the beginning of the month. Vail has seen warmer temperatures over the last few days ” temperatures reached 56 degrees at Dowd Junction on Tuesday.

Vail Mountain spokeswoman Liz Biebl said she isn’t sure how much snow workers have been able to make over the past few days. Biebl said Vail will announce Wednesday what terrain it is opening Friday. Workers have been making snow on the Born Free and Bear Tree trails.

Beaver Creek is set to open Nov. 26.

Staff Writer Edward Stoner can be reached at 970-748-2929 or

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