Will this snow in Vail Colorado ever end?

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

Last day of the ski season, Vail mountain

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

April 7th, 19 inches of new snow in Vail

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 4th, 2 more inches of new snow in Vail

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 1st Antlers Vail ski report, storm comes in

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.