Oh the thrill of a snow day! It’s the perfect excuse to take some time off for a picture perfect day with Colorado blue skies and fresh deep powder. Gather your family and take some time to get out and enjoy a snow day in Vail.
The snow keeps coming at Vail! With impressive January snow totals and a new powder day every other day, the numbers are telling a good story about this season so far. Here's how it breaks down.
Vail was blasted with massive amounts of powder on Jan. 16-17. Here's some shots taken on Jan. 16 by local photographer Daniel Milchev and some raw video clips taken Jan. 17 by videographer Benton Inscoe.
With nearly 3 feet of snow in the last week, Vail now has all lifts running and more than 5,000 acres available for skiing and snowboarding.
Vail's 7 day forecast shows snow every day, and the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Dec. 21 through Dec. 23.
After receiving another foot of snow this week Vail Mountain opened portions of Siberia Bowl, bringing the total open terrain to more than 4,000 acres. That's seven miles of terrain! Here's some pictures from the mountain taken by Vail photographer Daniel Milchev on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, showcasing the powdery conditions.
Parts of China Bowl and the iconic Blue Sky Basin skiing areas at Vail have officially opened for the 2015-16 season at Vail. This puts Vail's total open terrain to a whopping 3.078, the most in the United States right now!
It's now just 13 days into Beaver Creek's 2015-16 ski season and already the resort has received more than a quarter of its annual average snowfall, the most early season snowfall recorded in 23 years. Beaver Creek now has over 1,000 acres of terrain open and 11 lifts available for skiers and snowboarders. Vail now has 2,000 acres of terrain open, has 16 lifts running and has recorded 79 inches of snowfall this season. That's not as much as Beaver Creek's whopping 83 inches, but it's still more than Steamboat, Telluride, Jackson Hole and Park City have recorded this season. Looks like Vail and Beaver Creek are the places to be!
In recent days, Vail has opened many of its south-facing slopes including portions of
It's the final day of November 2015 and Vail Mountain has received 8” of new snow in the last 24 hours and more than a foot (13” to be exact) in the last 48 hours. Here's some pics from this morning from local photographer Daniel Milchev.