On the Hill: Vail’s China Bowl opening today
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Vail official report: 0 inches new snow.
Weather: Warmer today with abundant sunshine
Liftline status: No lines at 6, 10 and 14 this morning, but Chair 4 was starting to fill up by 9 a.m. There was also a crowd forming at the entrance to China Bowl between Chair 14 and Two Elk.
Breakdown: As of about 9 a.m. the ropes still up, but were set to drop on China Bowl, with Chairs 21 and 36 turning and ready to start uploading. Ski Patrol said China Bowl will definitely be open today, they just had a few more closures to set up. A crowd began to form for the first access to that terrain, which contains a lot wide open powder and-untouched snow.
Snowcast: Merry Christmas! Up to a foot possible for Monday-Tuesday.
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The person found in the Blue River on Monday afternoon has been identified as John Scott Still, 53, according to the Summit County Coroner’s Office.