Vail Mountain reported 4" of new snow overnight, 8" in the past 48 hours, and 2 FEET of snow over the past week! The skiing conditions are vastly improved from the dry spell earlier this season. All lifts are operating and 98% of the runs are open. The weather service is predicting chances of snow periodically over the next 10 days. Winter is here and we're loving it!
Beaver Creek is reporting 3" of new snow, 6" in the past 48 hours and 18" of snow over the past week. All lifts are running with 97% of the runs open.
Skiers and snowboarders are enjoying Colorado blue skies and fresh snow. After waiting for the weather to cooperate, it appears our usual patterns are back and snowfall is in the forecast. And just in time for the Presidents' Week Holiday.
Get out there and enjoy the Vail Valley and all it has to offer!! Call or email me anytime with questions about this beautiful place we call home.
Grand County is one of the best, most affordable, and closest mountain valleys in our great state of Colorado.? If you want these views, give me a call.? The Winter Park Fraser Valley has been my home for a decade and I can help make it yours!
James & Parry Peaks, Winter Park Fraser Valley, Grand County, CO
Byers Peak on a bluebird day.? If you want this view, give me a call!
Following Vail Mountain's glorious opening day by only 5 days, Beaver Creek Mountain's chairlifts will be open to the public tomorrow.? While the resort company has not announced the terrain that will be open, skiers and boarders are already anticipating fresh powder turns.
The weather has been cold and sunny, so some of the southern exposures that haven't been groomed might be a little crusty.? And be sure to ski appropriately, as early season conditions will exist.? (Don't get hurt out there before the season even gets going!)
Opening day reminds many people of their first on-mountain experience, be it on skis or a snowboard.? (see link below)? My own was in the small hills of upstate New York in the early 1970's.? A local park had a rope-tow that took us up maybe 100 feet or so.? The pitch was not overly steep, but to me it was The Hahnenkamm (or Birds of Prey for that matter)? I enjoyed it enough to keep at it for the next 30 years or so, and feel lucky to call the Vail Valley home.