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Ski blog: Vail snow irresistible, exhausting

Ian Cropp
Vail, CO Colorado

When will it stop snowing? Hopefully never. Well, maybe for a day or two.

As much as I enjoy the therapeutic powers of powder, there is a part of me inside that hopes for a day off. Whenever it snows more than three inches, I feel compelled to hit the mountain. And why not?

But you kind of lose track of time ‹ and life ‹ when it snows this much. Not to say that I don’t enjoy getting caught up in dreams of faceshots.



Enough bickering about a good thing.

The snow this past week has been pretty stellar ” Vail and Beaver Creek have had tons of powder all over the mountain.



Wednesday, Beaver Creek reported three inches in the morning, but the upper half of the mountain had more than that, and the snow started falling pretty early. And there were some leftovers from the day before and the day before and the day before.

Grouse Mountain and Larkspur Bowl were my areas of choice, and as usual, they kicked my butt. To end the day, I traversed to Bachelor Gulch and skied down to the Beaver Creek Landing Lift. There’s something about getting that extra run and being all the more closer to the parking lot that gives you an extra bit of satisfaction. And, furthermore, the trees by Bachelor Gulch were deep and untouched in areas.

See you on the mountain tomorrow, for five days in a row.


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