Vail Conditions Update Feb 17-Feb 23

Feb. 20, 2014

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

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

Yesterday night the clouds rolled in and the flakes began to drop. With the storm also came high winds and much cooler temperatures. Overnight accumulation amounted to three inches however, with the wind it feels like much more in spots around the mountain. As with last night, the winds have remained steady so be sure to bundle up and keep extremities covered, wind chills are in the negatives.

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Nine year old Sage takes a break from the powder on Snag Park in Northwoods.

Today is a great day to enjoy areas more protected from the gusts on the frontside of the mountain. Highline Express (#10) will be relatively quiet today and you should have first tracks for several laps. You will find a great mixture of terrain from a rolling steep pitch on Blue Ox to a much more relaxed downhill on Flapjack. Regardless of where you head, have fun and stay warm.

Be on the lookout over the next few days, we’ve got a storm cycle on the mountain that looks like it may last until late Saturday night. Rise and shine the next few days and you’ll be one euphoric skier.

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Enjoy the view on Swingsville while the skies are clear.

February 19th, 2014. Comfortable temperatures and a potential for a snow sighting today. The weather has been cooperating this year to create one fantastic season of skiing. The periodic snowfall has created an absolutely covered mountain full of happiness around every turn. Today you’ll enjoy a bit warmer temperatures with soft snow resulting from that temperature increase. Highs today could reach 46 degrees, almost like spring skiing, until this evening. Snowfall is predicted this evening up until tomorrow morning. Be sure to stay tuned into the Blue Sky Snow Stake, tomorrow could be a powder day. If you’re traveling up here for it, be sure to stay tuned into our Twitter feed, @vailmtnalerts for the latest in snow and transportation updates from our operations team.