Conditions Update

Videos of early season conditions at Vail

Nov. 2, 2014

November December snow at Vail

Curious what the snow is like in Vail in November and early-to-mid December?

The weather can vary quite a bit, so we compiled videos from the last 2 years to give you an idea of what early season conditions have been like in the past. While last year’s conditions made for a quick succession of openings, 2012 got off to a slower start. Whether it’s powder days or groomer runs, with shorter lift lines, early season lodging specials and runs nearly all to yourself, early season is one of our favorite times here at Vail.

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Vail Conditions Update March 16 – March 22

Mar. 18, 2014


A small glimpse of the sun over the morning’s tracks down Expresso.

March 18, 2014. Six inches of fresh powder on the 5am report.

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Vail Conditions Update Feb 24 – March 2

Feb. 27, 2014


A beautiful, Bluesky kind of morning.

February 27th, 2014. Bluebird skies to rise and shine followed with snow clouds moving in.

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Vail Conditions Update Feb 17-Feb 23

Feb. 20, 2014


5th grader, Cal, enjoys a day off from his studies.

February 20th, 2014. Snow falls and temperatures dip as the storm rolls in.

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Vail Conditions Update Feb 10 – Feb 16

Feb. 14, 2014


Game Creek powder makes for a sweet treat this morning.

February 14th, 2014. Soft sugary snow conditions delivered just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Vail Conditions Update Feb 2 – Feb 9

Feb. 9, 2014


Highline was skiing pretty deep this morning

Update 10:45am, February 9th, 2014. It’s snowing vigorously in the upper parts of the mountain, and chances are Blue Sky Basin and the Back Bowls won’t open–although there’s always a slim chance.

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Vail Conditions Update Jan 26 – Feb 1

Feb. 1, 2014

Vail Chair 4 Meghan Gruszynski


The snow clouds part for a glimpse of sun on Mountain Top Express Lift (#4).

February 1st, 2014. The snow keeps falling, adding to the six inches overnight!

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