Archive for the ‘Vail Ski Report, Snow and Vail Ski Conditions’ Category

Will this snow in Vail Colorado ever end?

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

This April has just been amazing for snow at the Antlers at Vail hotel in Vail Colorado.  Someone said we received 8 feet of fresh snow this past month and I believe them.  This Wed-Sat we received anywhere from 18-24 inches of additional snow.  Some pics nearVail mountain below were taken on Friday, others today on Sunday May 2nd.  You can easily ski all the way to the bottom of the Vail ski mountain at this time.  Up on top, the Forest Service snow depth shows 64 inches of base (or 5 feet of settled snow).  Not too bad for May 2nd.  Chris R.

April 30th, outside the Antlers at Vail hotel

Snow chair

Walking along the Vail Bike path April 30th

Sunday May 2nd photo towards the ski slopes

2-3 feet of snow this past week in Vail

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Sorry, no pics, but we received 2-3 feet of snow in the Vail Valley this past weekend.  We have light snow outside this Sunday (April 25th).  We received more snow this April than any other month this winter.

Last day of the ski season, Vail mountain

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Quite the party at the top of Vail mountain last week.  Sorry for the wait for the pictures, but we are still recovering from all the parties, concerts, pond skimming, etc.  Here are some pictures from Vail mountain on the last day. Chris R.

The masses at the top

Until next year

Vail snow skiing video

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Here is a little film of the powder skiing from April 6th.  Sorry if it is a little late.  Chris R.

April 7th, 19 inches of new snow in Vail

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

April 7th, 19 inches of new snow in Vail today.  That makes 32 inches in the last two days.  I don’t know about you but I think I’m going skiing today.  More updates once we get out there.  Chris R.

Picture from April 6th provided by the ski mountain.

April 6, 13 inches of Vail snow reported, still snowing…

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

13 more inches of snow in Vail Colorado today and it has been snowing all day.  Here is a quick pic standing in line at Chair 8 Born Free Express, waiting for the lifts to open at 8:30am   Chris R.

April 4th, 2 more inches of new snow in Vail

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Oh boy, it looks like April might be our best month for snow in the 2009-2010 ski season.  Vail mountain reported another 2 inches of new snow at 6am.  Light snow all morning so far and more on the way perhaps on Tuesday.  Hope to get you pictures late this afternoon. 

Afternoon update:  it warmed up, so the snow at the bottom was turning to corn.  Most of the powder in the Back Bowls turned to mashed potatoes.  Bumps were soft.  Below are some pictures mostly from the Front Side of Vail Mountain.  Chris R.

Riding Chair 3

Riding Chair 4

Look Ma and South Look Ma bumps

Photo of snowy tree, snow clouds in the distance.  Not bad for April 4th

More snowy trees.  I’ll title this photo “Snow on Trees” and sell it for lots and lots.

Happy, happy, happy

April 3rd, 3 inches of new Vail snow

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Another 3 inches of snow in Vail reported this morning.  And more snow is predicted throughout the week.  Why do we always have to wait until April to get all this snow?  Check out this link for an update on Vail weather, etc.  and don’t forget to visit the Vail Cam for a cam shot into the Back Bowls.

April 2nd Antlers Vail hotel ski report, it is deep and snowing hard

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Antlers Vail hotel ski report April 2nd:  Deep and snowing hard.  They reported 11 inches up on Vail mountain.  There was at least that much.  Down here in Lionshead it looked like 2 inches, but higher up, oh wow.  Here are some shots while riding Chair 5 out of the Back Bowls.  It if full on winter with cold and snow.  Turn up your boot heaters.  Chris R.



April 1st Antlers Vail ski report, storm comes in

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Antlers Vail ski report April 1st.  It started snowing around Noon on Thursday and it has been coming down pretty good all day.  Went out for a last minute ski (at 2:30pm) and skied until closing at 4pm.  Wow, it was good.  Perhaps 5 inches so far.  Feels like winter………  Vail Pass was closed most of the day (along with Blue Sky Basin and China Bowl).  Should be a good day tomorrow.    Chris R.

Artistic photo of  “skis in rack”

Heading down at 4pm

It was snowing so hard, we had to floss our teeth when we got home.