Vail Conditions Update Dec 4 – Dec 7
GoPro video of Highline, December 6, 2013
Lots of ropes have dropped at Vail in the last two days, bringing us to over 1,400 acres of terrain! All front side lifts are now turning plus Game Creek Bowl and more snow is expected tonight into tomorrow morning. Highline has been a highlight since it opened yesterday but those in the know can find some fun lines on the far western side of the mountain around Pride Express Lift (#26). Just be aware that there is currently not access from the bottom of Pride back to Lionshead so you’ll have to head east from Eagle’s Nest to finish out your day.
Temperatures remain frigid so be sure to layer up when you’re heading out for the day. If you need a warm up, the much loved Two Elk Restaurant is now open for the season.
December 4, 2013
Skier Liana Sideli in Northwoods this morning
POWDER DAY! Ski Patrol reported 5 inches of new snow this morning, but the fluffy flakes have been piling up all morning since then. Most of the front side is open and early reports indicate that riding around Northwoods lift is especially good and conditions will likely improve through the day.
The National Weather Service has Vail under a Winter Storm Watch until midnight tonight, so expect snow to keep on accumulating throughout the day. Temperatures are below average, even dipping into the negative single digits so come prepared for a chilly day. Tomorrow morning should be an great day on the hill, with the possibility of some sun rays breaking through for a perfect bluebird powder day. If you can’t make it up to Vail Mountain during the week, no need to panic as the forecast calls for more snow on the weekend. Either way, Vail should be providing some amazing early season conditions throughout the whole week.