Ski Resort Conditions and Weather Forecasts

Valentine’s Day No Pun Intended Vail Snow Report

We have a little fun today trying to deliver the snow report with no Valentine’s Day pun intended.

Yeah, yeah, there’s hundreds of jokes we could have used and no, you don’t end up having your girlfriend with the white stuff all over her after screams of joy. That’s just not believable.

Now to the real stuff… Vail reported 2 inches overnight, though on top of the recent snow, it skied incredibly well. Despite being the Friday before President’s Day weekend, there were little to no crowds and we enjoyed untouched (like all women before their wedding night) turns all day. There were deep turns in the trees, though the bowls also offered soft turns all day.

The most recent snow has fallen a little heavier with warmer weather, though this has actually set things up superbly for the weekend. It has filled in the bumps and smoothed out the bowls to ensure the recent snow has remained in great shape.

Our suggestion for the weekend is to stay clear of the well worn and busy runs and head for the tops of ridge lines and untouched tree runs if you feel comfortable there.

We found great turns today on the front, back and in Blue Sky, so you don’t have to be too creative to seek them out on the weekend. Our last runs of the day were barely skied as well, so I can guarantee there will still be turns in the morning.

To the forecast and there is a little snow predicted tonight with flakes already falling. I’ve seen predictions up to 6 inches, though I’m leaning to the side of an inch or so based on the forecasts I have seen, so any more would be a bonus.

Further ahead, Sunday night could deliver another top up of snow and this weekend could be one of the best of the year.

Right across central and northern Colorado, snow packs are up to 140% of average for this time of year and the sheer amount of snow at resorts is impressive. This season has already delivered more than hoped and conditions look like continuing to deliver as well.

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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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