Ski Resort Conditions and Weather Forecasts

Vail Snow Report and Conditions – February 12th 2013

With colder temperatures staying on the negative side of freezing, the snow is in excellent condition at Vail.

To be honest, we were pleasantly surprised with conditions today right across the resort. Not to suggest we didn’t think it would be good, though the snow was in brilliant spec following the recent snow and continued cold temperatures – a combination of details that have been recently lacking.

The groomers, back bowls and blue sky basin were all superb today and we struggled to find anything that wasn’t tasty and delicious. The only thing to watch was that there was still a crust in some very rare cases underneath the fluff and some of the groomed areas tended to get slick, especially in the late afternoon after the sun and high traffic had done its work.

Now, we look forward to a shift in this weather pattern and jet stream which favors much more snowy weather from Tahoe to Utah and across to Colorado. Not that we can pin point details at the moment, though we certainly expect some more active weather commencing this week.

Some forecasters are suggesting a nice top up on Thursday, though at this stage, I am going to call this a crap shoot. If nothing is delivered here, I am not going to get upset, as the weather shift is the most exciting thing to happen long term since an active December.

Let’s keep our eyes on the situation and we’ll keep you posted. For now, it looks great for this week and punters should enjoy a brilliant Presidents Day weekend.

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Pete Kvist
Head Honcho of SRTV

Pete Kvist began skiing in Australia over 20 years ago and has been addicted to skiing and all things snow ever since. He has worked several seasons on the mountain as a lift operator and has also spent some time in ski resort media departments (so yes, he knows the tricks of the trade).

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