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VIDEO: Grouse Mountain, Larkspur open at Beaver Creek

December 7, 2018 — Beaver Creek now has more than 1,000 skiable acres, following 21 inches of new snow in the past week and 93 inches this season.

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VIDEO: 5 inches and more falling at Beaver Creek during Birds of Prey

December 1, 2018 — It's a powder day during the Birds of Prey World Cup races at Beaver Creek.

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VIDEO: On-mountain conditions at Beaver Creek heading into Birds of Prey weekend

November 30, 2018 — Skier access available to the Birds of Prey races this weekend.

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VIDEO: Sun Down Bowl opens at Vail

November 25, 2018 — VIDEO: With a reported 9 inches at Vail Mountain on Sunday morning, more terrain opened in the Back Bowls. Here’s a look at the conditions across Vail Mountain on Sunday, including Sun Down Bowl.   On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and

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VIDEO: Back Bowls open at Vail

November 24, 2018 — VIDEO: After another 6 inches of snow fell over a 48-hour period at Vail, Chairs 5 and 9 opened on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 24, and Vail Daily reporter John LaConte was there to ride the deep snow. On the Hill is brought to

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VIDEO: Beaver Creek open for the season

November 17, 2018 — VIDEO: With its first early opening in years, Beaver Creek starts the season with top-to-bottom access and more than 200 skiable acres. More snow is also in the forecast. On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute

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VIDEO: Powdery conditions on Vail Opening Day 2018

November 14, 2018 — VIDEO: The first run of the season is a powdery one for Vail Daily reporter John LaConte, who enjoys Vail Mountain Opening Day 2018 earlier than scheduled by 2 days and 10 minutes. On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and

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VIDEO: 50 inches in one week at Loveland Ski Area

November 7, 2018 — VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter John LaConte visits Loveland Ski Area, which has recorded new accumulation every morning for the last week, bringing the total to 51 inches of new snow since Oct. 30. LaConte is riding a Logger from Minturn splitboard / snowboard company Weston

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VIDEO: 8-year-old girl from Edwards cleans tires out of Eagle River

September 16, 2018 — VIDEO: Environmental consciousness often starts at an early age, as is the case with Stone Creek Charter School student Suri Raol, who undertook an effort recently to remove dozens of decades-old tires from the Eagle River. On the Hill is brought to you by The

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VIDEO: Snowboarding Aug-Sept at Mt. Hood closing weekend 2018

September 2, 2018 — VIDEO: Yes, there’s still lift-served skiing and snowboarding available in North America in August and September. Timberline Lodge & Ski Area on Mt. Hood stayed open through Labor Day weekend in 2018, with the official closing day scheduled for Monday, Sept. 3. Vail Daily reporter

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VIDEO: Hiking up the Minturn Mile via the Game Creek Trail

August 10, 2018 — VIDEO: Join Vail Daily reporter John LaConte for a hike up the Game Creek Trail, otherwise known as the Minturn Mile, between the town Minturn and the Eagle Bahn Gondola on Vail Mountain. Check out his water bottle at hydawaybottle.com On the Hill is brought

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VIDEO: Colorado River conditions improving

August 2, 2018 — VIDEO: Join Vail Daily reporter John LaConte and Vail Daily editor Krista Driscoll for a trip through Grand County on the Colorado River, where conditions have improved dramatically in recent weeks as water is being released from reservoirs upstream. On the Hill is brought to

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VIDEO: Snowboarding in July at Copper Mountain

July 23, 2018 — VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter John LaConte visits nearby Copper Mountain for the Woodward at Copper on-snow camp currently underway at Pipeline Park, a lift-served terrain park which Copper Mountain is able to keep maintained throughout the summer. On the Hill is brought to you by

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VIDEO: Eagle County’s rare cutthroat trout and the efforts to protect it

July 7, 2018 — VIDEO: Hoping to catch a glimpse of a rare cutthroat trout, Vail Daily reporter John LaConte visits Abrams Creek in Gypsum with Buckhorn Valley water manager Kenny Slaughter. The creek’s green-lineage trout is one of only a few indigenous populations left in the Upper Colorado River Basin.

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VIDEO: Vanlifers in Vail on an adventure

June 25, 2018 — VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter John LaConte caught up with a few adventure seekers in town for the GoPro Mountain Games who were living in vans that had been converted into small homes. On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the

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“It’s OK” – Reporter John LaConte’s experience with the new GoPro Fusion

June 18, 2018 — The new GoPro Fusion is an amazing camera that shoots everything around you and automatically edits out your selfie stick. If you've ever used action cameras, you've likely had a similar experience to my own – where you get your footage uploaded into your computer,

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VIDEO: Onewheel Race for the Rail coverage by Taylor Seaton

June 12, 2018 — VIDEO: Professional skier and Steadman Clinic patient Taylor Seaton fills in as guest host on the Vail Daily’s On the Hill, taking viewers for a ride at the GoPro Mountain Games. Seaton visits the Onewheel cross competition at Golden Peak and shows off the device’s

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VIDEO: BMX, Onewheels and GoPros in Eagle, Colorado

June 9, 2018 — VIDEO: The GoPro Mountain Games visited the BMX track in Eagle, Colorado, and Vail locals John LaConte and Taylor Seaton were there for the action, using OneWheels to get the best shots of the riders. On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman

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VIDEO: A-Basin Closing Day 2018

June 4, 2018 — VIDEO: Arapahoe Basin ski area closed for the 2017-18 season on Sunday, June 2, and Vail locals John LaConte and Taylor Seaton were there for the action; read this story about Fridge Street to better understand their references. On the Hill is brought to you

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VIDEO: Sandboarding Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes

May 23, 2018 — VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter John LaConte heads down to the Great Sand Dunes National Park to try out sandboarding and the new GoPro Fusion camera. He struggled with both. On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research

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