December 29th/28th It has finally cleared and warmed up. Yesterday it was nice packed powder on the slopes with sunny skies. Great groomed cruisers. People were taking pictures everywhere of the snow covered mountains. It wasn’t too crowded at all, but………. wow Dec 29th on Monday it was busy! Lots of people and a fair amount of lift lines on the front side of the mountain. If you were in the back, you avoided them. There was a bit of ice here and there at the high traffic sections. Get up early if you want to miss the lines. If you arrive at the Gondola or Chairlift at 9:45am, bring a book (just kidding).December 26th Another powder day. (imagine that) 6-8 inches of new snow in most places. It was snowing pretty good until 11am. Then the sun came out at 1pm and we had a couple of hours to go skiing. It was wonderful with the sun blazing, powder on the slopes and warm temps. Then we got on the ski lift……. the clouds came in, the wind picked up, the snow came down in waves and the temps dropped 10 degrees. Ouch. At least the skiing was great! You gotta love the Buffaloes warm up shack at the top. The place was packed with people warming up their hands and feet before the last runs of the day. Simba was where it was at for the end of the day. We think they did a mid-day groom down the run. Chris R.December 24th and another 7 inches of snow today. Most of this Vail snow arrived during the day and late afternoon yesterday. Keep in mind, Vail Resorts measures the snow around 6am from day to day. People sometimes are surprised after skiing in the morning and comment, “where are the 7 new inches”? Well, we skied on it while it was coming down yesterday. Sorry.The sky cleared up a bit for today, so we have a 24 hour break until the next system comes in. Beaver Creek now has a new record for snowfall in December and we aren’t even to the end of the month!