Ski Resort Conditions and Weather Forecasts

Vail Snow Report – January 16th 2013

Sunshine and warmer weather returned to Vail today for skiing and snowboarding, with temperatures nudging freezing levels. This was a welcomed relief after several days at or below 0F. Overnight there was a dusting of new snow and other resorts in the area reported up to three inches from the passing storm.

Despite just a dusting of new snow overnight, the fluff covered a lot of yesterdays tracks and provided some nice conditions to ski today, especially on the lower traffic areas.

Vail powder turnsCrowds are at an absolute minimum, so there will still be some nice tracks to be had for the next few days, especially if you are willing to work away from the few people that are about.

The forecast is very simple. Dry. This applies to most of the west and is agreed on by all major forecasters more than any forecast I have ever seen in the past. Despite our reluctance to buy into long range forecasts, there’s no reason for us not to believe it will indeed be dry for at least 7-10 days and probably longer.

So for now, enjoy the sunshine and the continued comfortable temperatures which will remain at that freezing level. Fingers crossed the temps don’t rise too much as we can ill afford a melt, or freeze and thaw conditions.

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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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