On the Hill video ski report: Flurries starting to fall at Vail
Vail official report: 0″ new snow
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Weather: Not super cold, but it’s cloudy with a few flurries starting to drop. Visibility is poor.
Run of the day: Pika was groomed, that’s always a fun one.
Liftline status: No lines at Chair 8 and Eagle Bahn Gondola as of 9 a.m., but Lionshead village was pretty crowded with people heading to the lifts. On this Christmas Eve Day holiday, it’s sure to fill up as the day goes on.
Breakdown: Christmas Eve Day began as a groomer day, but the flurries were starting to drop as the lifts began service at 8:30 a.m. Much of the hill was groomed and running fast, making it good day to pick up a grooming report and cruise around. If the snow starts dumping, as the National Weather Service has predicted, then those groomers will make for great terrain with a flat surface underneath and a smooth layer of dust on top. Morning crowds did not look super dense for a holiday, and with the back and Blue Sky now open there should be plenty of terrain to keep things well dispersed.
Snowcast: NOAA says there’s actually a 100 percent chance of snow for tonight, and a 60 percent chance for tomorrow.
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On the Hill is shot with a GoPro HERO3 Silver Edition.