Monthly Archives: December 2011
Ski Club Vail Picture 1984
Nastar and Poma lift opened and kids having a blast racing today. Trick to going up Poma lift with a 4 ear old is get him/her in front of the bar after loading, do not put the poma bar in between his/her legs.
Ski Club Vail Picture 1988
I will be out of town next few days and will post from other Vail skiers. If you have a story please use the contact form to submit. The more stories/pictures the better.
User AFAST – Went with both kids and it was sunny and mild. Getting a bit thin in game creek but not overly crowded yet. Saw the junior ski patrol group (11-12 year olds training on top at phq).
Look at the chair 12 magic carpet picture above. The good news is many people are learning how to ski and the bad news is it’s an indication that people are starting to arrive in Vail for the holiday. Took two pictures from the top of Prima Cornice today and should have kept my skis on.
I duplicated yesterday’s Upper Snag Park run with a helmet cam to compare to the one-hand shoot. Amazing that in 24 hours my track was still the only visible one in this section of Snag Park. The tree run had more tracks but this is a great 10 turn spot when you need some fresh snow although takes a little more effort to get there. The video below is the route from top Northwoods(11) and top of Mountain Top Express(4). I also added a picture indicating the start of this run which is where many of yesterday’s pictures were taken.
Congratulations Bode Miller! Second place Val Gardena-Groeden Super G!
Today was a gorgeous day with 4″ new snow. Some of the pictures were taken at the top of Snag Park where snow cats were hard at work. It doesn’t take much time to get good pictures if the conditions are right. On the hill for 1.5 hours today.
Today Vail mountain had all possible conditions, powder, fog, blue sky, perfect groomers, cruddy moguls and ice. Chair 10 Highline Express lift is now open access from either Sourdough Express or base of Northwoods Express. I predict access from chair 6 Riva Bahn express midway to open any day as the catwalk now has enough snow (snow making). Chair 14 Sourdough Express lift open as well as Two Elk Lodge.