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On the Hill: Check out Saturday’s new snow, terrain openings at Vail

On the Hill, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, brings you a video report showcasing Vail’s ski conditions every day.

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Video: Join Vail Daily ‘On the Hill’ reporter John LaConte for an exhilarating cruise down Lodgepole on the second day of the Vail ski season.

Vail official report: 2″ new snow overnight, 17″ in last week

Vail Daily field report: A couple inches of fresh snow over snow nicely groomed runs is making for a great surface

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Liftline status: At 9:20 a.m. liftlines were non-existant at Chair 8, and less than 5 mins at the Eagle Bahn Gondola.

Breakdown: With a couple inches of new snow overnight, Vail is not nearly as crowded as it would normally be on a Saturday that sees fresh snow, probably due to the fact that it’s so early in the season. Great day to explore around Vail and check out the new openings, which keep coming with every passing hour. There’s both groomers and ungroomed runs open now at Vail, definitely making it a better opening weekend than we’ve seen in the last couple years.

Snowcast: NOAA is reporting there’s chance of snow before 1 p.m. Sunday, then a chance of rain and snow between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and a chance of snow to follow after 3 p.m.

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