A snowy start to February

Feb. 5, 2015

Vail snow conditions

Feb. 5, 2014. Making some of the first tracks in Vail. Photo: Daniel Milchev.

The 2015 FIS World Alpine Championships have brought the greatest ski racers from around the world to Vail – and it’s also brought some incredible snowfall. The 6″ at the 5am report yesterday morning was just the beginning, with another round of snow starting early this morning that hasn’t let up all day. While the heavy snowfall made for poor race conditions that forced the postponement of the Men’s Super G, many skiers and riders made the most of the cancelled event by enjoying the fresh snowfall.

Video from Tuesday morning, February 3, 2015:

6″ of snow at the 5am report this morning and more on the way tonight. #VailSnow #GoPro

A video posted by Vail Mountain (@vailmtn) on

The snow let up until early Wednesday morning, and then began falling once again in earnest just before 5am Wednesday.

snow at vail

Heavy snow made for low visibility, but the powder turns were definitely worth it! By the time the lifts closed, we’d accumulated 7″ of snow.

The skies cleared, making for bluebird powder conditions Thursday morning, February 5.

Photos by Daniel Milchev: