Vail Conditions Update Feb 10 – Feb 16

Feb. 14, 2014

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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.

With a few inches of snow falling each night, the mountain is covered with soft snow. Skis are cutting through the snow like icing on your Valentine’s cake. At 5am, the report had two inches of fresh snow overnight but it sure feels like more at the top. Wind gusts from the previous few days has created fields of powder on some areas of the mountain, be ob

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Wind blown powder pockets found throughout the frontside of the mountain.

The rise in temperatures makes the mountain extra enjoyable on days like today. Although there are low light conditions out there, spending a day like today anywhere but on the mountain is tough to beat.

Kicking off the holiday weekend with a forecast for a dusting of snow this evening followed by relatively clear skies through the weekend. Temperatures in the mid-twenties over the next few days. Enjoy the long weekend and Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

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Yesterday morning, another day with prime conditions

February 12th, 2014. A dusting of snow fell overnight, preserving the mountain’s outstanding conditions. 

Today, partially cloudy skies will eventually be replaced by yet another winter storm. Most snow will fall in the afternoon, but it could arrive earlier. For great powder stashes, head over to Siberia Bowl, particularly Inner and Outer Mongolia Bowls , which only have a handful of tracks between both of them.

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The latest winter storm doing its thing

February 11th, 2014. The sun should be out for most of the day today, with temperatures hovering in the low 30′s.

If you like sunny skies when you ski or ride, take advantage of today as tomorrow we should be getting more snow.  Up to 4″, starting wednesday afternoon, should keep the tally going for this week.

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Another powder day in Sun Up Bowl 

Update 11:00am, February 10th, 2014. Blue Sky is open, hopefully the weather keeps it that way. 

However, with the way the Back Bowls are skiing, maybe it’s not necessary to make the trip to Blue Sky. Sun Down and Sun Up are offering some if the best skiing they’ve had in years. No sun to bake the snow, cold temperatures, and incessant winter storms, have the bowls in prime shape!

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Sun Up Bowl on Sunday, February 9th

February 10th, 2014. More than a foot of snow in the past 48hrs, and it’s currently snowing. The week starts with another powder day and with snow in the forecast. 

7″ of snow fell in the past 24hrs after the most recent storm blanketed Vail Mountain yet again. At 7:30am snow was coming down hard and visibility was greatly reduced due to the whiteout conditions. Expect light fluffy snow, unlike yesterday’s morning, which had a greater moisture content. Today faceshots should be generous for some very lucky riders and skiers!