New Mid-Mountain Snow Stake Camera

Jan. 4, 2017

snowstakeWe are pleased to introduce to you our new snow stake and snow stake camera. The snow stake is located near Mid Vail at ~10,250 ft. and provides a live streaming visual to how much snow is falling at Vail. The snow stake piles up onto the platform and is then cleared at 5:00 a.m. each day and is re-set to 0”.

Please note, because our mountain is so vast and varying weather patterns effect sections of the mountain differently, the official total report may vary.

Besides our new snow stake, let’s talk about how you can stay up-to-date on what’s happening on the mountain in terms of conditions, new snow, weather,  and what lifts and trails are currently open.

We are constantly updating our website to reflect current conditions, here are some helpful links.

Current Terrain & Lift Status – here you can find all of the current trails and chairlifts that are open.

Real-time On Mountain Cameras – with our strategically placed on mountain cameras, you can watch the snow pile up at various points around Vail.

OpenSnow Weather Forecast – Here you will find the Vail specific forecast. Reputable meteorologist, Joel Gratz, has been accurately predicting snowfall for years.

7:00 a.m. – SkiMail is sent to all guests that have signed up for an email alert in their Inbox.  Visit to sign up!

7:00 a.m. – Snow Phone is Updated. We have a few dedicated,  long time Vail locals who update the snow phone every morning. On the recording you will hear about recent snowfall events, snow conditions, weather reports, as well as terrain updates. Dial (970) 754 – 4888 to hear the morning snow report.

7:30 a.m. and after – For a visual representation of the day’s snowfall, be sure to check our social media channels for updates and real time conditions updates, as well as the official Vail Blog.

All Day – If anything changes from the morning plan, we will update the website, the Snow Phone and Twitter. I think the simplest way to get updates on lift status is on our mountain alerts twitter feed, which is run by our lift operations team. You don’t even need an account to view the stream.

We try to update everything as quickly as possible with the most accurate information. So, when you hear about a storm moving into Colorado, check out our unofficial snow stake and give our Snow Phone a call.