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

Vail skiing conditions January 31

Sorry about the lack of vail skiing condition updates, but when the snow gets good (as it has been this past week) we don’t have a lot of time for pictures and posting blog updates.  We have to hit the slopes, right now.  That is just the way it goes.  So anyhow…..the skiing has been fantastic this week but we had some warm and sunny weather this past Friday and Saturday.  What that means is that Friday and Saturday skiing was GREAT but by Sunday it got pretty icy.  We either need more sun or new snow.  The bumps are staying soft on the northern facing slopes such as Vail front side and Blue Sky Basin, but the south facing Back Bowls were no good by this Sunday.  But don’t despair, it started snowing this Sunday afternoon as we were up on the mountain.  We expect 2-4 inches between now and Monday night.   Chris R.

Vail skiing Antlers

Mark Ulmschneider, Vail condo owner at the Antlers at Vail Hotel, with the snow coming in

Vail skiing Antlers2

Storm clouds coming in over the Gore Range