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Reid Griebling
Reid Griebling: The Powder Predictor

Reid Griebling

The Powder Predictor

realvail local since: August 1, 1978

Proud to be a fifth generation native Coloradan, Reid Griebling has lived in Vail since he was two years old. An avid skier, golfer and weather watcher, Reid spends much of his time scanning the skies and surfing the web to see what Mother Nature has in store for the Valley.

For over 11 years, Reid spent his summers working at local Valley golf courses. During his time as a teaching golf professional, Reid was instrumental in organizing several of the Valley’s successful junior golf programs. When the summers ended and the snow started to fall, Reid hung up his golf clubs, and happily put on his ski boots for his winter job on Vail Mountain as part of the Vending Department (a.k.a. “Team Vendo”). Reid’s every working day in the winter was spent helping to maintain the various vending equipment, lockers, token machines, etc., all over Vail Mountain. With the mountains as his “office” Reid couldn’t help but learn many of its secrets.

Reid relinquished his mountain office in 2006 to work alongside his mother Nancy and brother Dave in the family’s business, The Linen Kist. In December of the same year, Reid married his long time love, Regina, on top of Vail Mountain (on skis, of course!). Reid and Regina live in Singletree with their two cats, Rocco and August West. They are happily awaiting the birth of their first child (and sixth generation Coloradan) in May 2008.

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Blog Entries by Reid Griebling
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Red Sky Ranch leads First Tee but Eagle Ranch squads in close pursuit Jul 10, 2010
Sonnenalp team takes First Tee Sportmanship Cup in scorecard playoff Jun 11, 2010
Forgettable winter season coming to close with more sunny weather Apr 16, 2010
Skiing still great even with warm temperatures through the week Apr 13, 2010
Vail heads into warm weekend before another shot of snow moves in Monday night Apr 9, 2010
Warm temps lull snow riders ahead of huge spring dump in Vail, Beaver Creek Apr 6, 2010
Storm arrives late but delivers big, with another shot of Vail Valley snow coming Monday Apr 2, 2010
No fooling: March goes out like a lion in Vail with a good shot of snow for April Fool's Day Mar 30, 2010
Snow, cold in store during next 36 hours Mar 26, 2010
April may bring much-needed snow to Vail, Beaver Creek Mar 23, 2010
Blam! Vail powder day brings springtime in the Rockies Mar 19, 2010
Mashed-potato spring has sprung in the Vail Valley Mar 16, 2010
Time to get the bikes and clubs out? Mar 12, 2010
Increased winds from Northwest could bring bigger snow totals in Friday storm Mar 9, 2010
El Niño trends likely to continue, but snow is on the way Mar 5, 2010
Forecast models indicate Vail should have an active March and April Mar 2, 2010
Vail Valley has shot at lingering showers, but little accumulation expected Feb 26, 2010
Finally some decent conditions and with snow coming just about everywhere in the Centennial State Feb 19, 2010
Cold northwest flow will bring Arctic air to Vail Valley with snow likely every day this week Feb 16, 2010
Cloudy skies will stay with a little daily snow possible Feb 13, 2010
Cloudy skies in Vail for SupernBowl weekend will produce moderate snowfall Feb 5, 2010
Powder Predictor baby born during great powder week, with more expected ... snow that is Jan 30, 2010
Vail Valley finally eyeing a powdery weekend, with storms stacked up in Pacific Jan 21, 2010
Even in low-snow year, dominated by sunshine, avalanche danger a Vail Valley constant Jan 15, 2010
Another small shot of snow likely Wednesday into Thursday, with better storm pattern for February Jan 12, 2010
More snow on the way for Vail for Thursday, with warmer temps for weekend, another storm next week Jan 6, 2010
Double digit snow totals expected to ring in new year Dec 29, 2009
White Christmas brings surprising blast of snow, super-cold temps for the Vail Valley Dec 24, 2009
Another classic El Niño storm will largely miss the Vail Valley this week Dec 21, 2009
Prospects of weekend snow looking iffy; let's hear it for industrial cloud seeding Dec 16, 2009
Up to a foot of new snow expected for Vail Valley by Monday morning Dec 13, 2009
Massive storm snubs Vail with moderate snow, leaves wicked cold in its wake Dec 9, 2009
Finally ... Ullr opens up the snow spigot on the Vail Valley Dec 7, 2009
Ullr holds back storm until after Birds of Prey, but Sunday night, Monday look good for snow Dec 4, 2009
Weather may come again during 2009 Birds of Prey at Beaver Creek Nov 30, 2009
Beaver Creek gets going for the season under sunny skies; snow possible by weekend Nov 25, 2009
Good snow in Lionshead for opening day at Vail, new storms might allow Mid-Vail to open next week Nov 20, 2009
Can you hear the thunder? Snowmaking can be heard for miles as Vail prepares for opening day Nov 17, 2009
More than a foot of snow expected at higher elevations in Vail Thursday into Friday Nov 12, 2009
The Powder Predictor returns, expecting warm days until Vail opens Nov. 20 Nov 4, 2009
Try it before you buy it: Sonnenalp Golf Club demo day set for Friday Jun 23, 2009
Short Course at Cordillera an affordable, convenient, scenic golf option in the Vail Valley Jun 13, 2009
Record turnout for first Men's League event at Eagle Ranch Golf Club May 19, 2009
Increasingly popular Vail Valley Scratch Match Tournament right around the corner at Sonnenalp May 4, 2009
Closing day at Vail should be warm and sunny Apr 14, 2009
Massive, moisture-laden weekend snowstorm pounds the Vail Valley Apr 3, 2009
April Fool's snow in Vail no joke with more to come Apr 2, 2009
March heading out like a (snow) lion in the Vail Valley Mar 29, 2009
Monster powder week in Vail gives way to warmer weekend, but next storm is lurking Mar 27, 2009
Vail's first spring storm could be big, but golf season just around the corner at Eagle Ranch Mar 20, 2009
A whopper dumps snow in Vail, will there be another in March? Mar 12, 2009
Winter makes a comeback this weekend in Vail, but snow totals depend on storm's timing Mar 6, 2009
Where have all my powder days gone? February a bust for big snow in Vail and Beaver Creek Feb 26, 2009
Bizarre February weather continues leading into Vail's historically wettest month Feb 23, 2009
Snow to be soft and plentiful throughout the week Feb 17, 2009
Powder days expected for President's Day Weekend Feb 13, 2009
Storms to move in, out, and around Vail leading into holiday weekend Feb 8, 2009
CMC weather forecasting course fills eager brains with meteorological munchies Feb 5, 2009
Old Man Winter finally takes hold of last weekend's rainy delight Jan 26, 2009
Winter weather creeping back after spring like weather Jan 22, 2009
Warm weather likely through the holiday weekend Jan 16, 2009
Surprise! It just keeps snowing here in Vail Jan 13, 2009
Fresh dusting of snow, then tranquility in the forecast for Vail and Beaver Creek Jan 10, 2009
Free shuttle rides out of Minturn Mile to Kirby Cosmos not just because of all the fresh powder Jan 7, 2009
New 12 inch powder storm may just miss the Vail Valley -- but stranger things have happened Jan 5, 2009
New Year's Day snow a bust for Vail but looks promising this weekend Jan 2, 2009
Vail will see New Year's Day snow and with luck a fluffy 2009 Dec 31, 2008
Snow should fall on Vail and Beaver Creek for New Year's Day Dec 29, 2008
Cold air will be the norm in Vail this week Dec 27, 2008
White Christmas in Vail as Winter Storm Warning continues Dec 26, 2008
Vail weather should be white for Christmas Dec 22, 2008
Cold and snowy Northwest storms taking aim at Vail starting tonight and all weekend Dec 19, 2008
More snow to cover Vail, Beaver Creek before Christmas Dec 17, 2008
New snow covers bare spots and causes in-bounds avalanche on Vail Mountain Dec 15, 2008
Snow is falling with no signs of stopping Dec 13, 2008
Big snow may hit Vail this weekend Dec 11, 2008
Weather station down, but winter advisory in effect for Vail Valley Dec 8, 2008
Vail pounded by 30 inches in a 36 hour period allowing Vail to open chairs 2, 3, and 4 on Saturday Dec 1, 2008
'Black Friday' shaping up to be white in Vail Nov 26, 2008
Vail opening day, white Thanksgiving may be on the way Nov 21, 2008
Let it snow! Snow is piling up. Nov 13, 2008
Vail golf: How much will the altitude change your game? Jul 2, 2008
Vail has "Epic" year: a review of one of the great seasons in memory Apr 16, 2008
The 'Year of Big Snow' continues at Vail and Beaver Creek Apr 7, 2008
April roars in like a lion: more snow on the way Apr 1, 2008
Bowls may be closed in the mornings Mar 23, 2008
One of the great things about skiing alone: meeting new people Mar 18, 2008
'Memorable storm' on the way Mar 13, 2008
With warm weather, a bit of wind, try sunny Arrowhead and Bachelor Gulch Mar 11, 2008
Another great month of snow for the Vail Valley Feb 29, 2008
Snow, now wetter, should continue Feb 26, 2008
Gusty winds, snow in the forecast Feb 22, 2008
Vail's President's Day weekend should be sunny Feb 15, 2008
Snowstorm will bring less than 10 inches – but I hope I’m wrong Feb 7, 2008
A quick break, then more snow Feb 5, 2008
A thunder snowstorm could be on its way Feb 3, 2008
Over 20 inches of snow in five-day forecast Jan 30, 2008
Locals rejoice – the next powder days will also be weekdays Jan 27, 2008
Light to moderate snow expected over next few days Jan 24, 2008
Weather will warm up as the week continues Jan 21, 2008
Cold snap will continue Jan 17, 2008
Sun, light snow in the forecast Jan 14, 2008
At long last, sunshine Jan 10, 2008
Four-to-six expected tonight Jan 8, 2008
Big, ominous storm coming our way Jan 4, 2008
Snowfall could be big again this weekend Jan 2, 2008
Northwesters will keep snow coming through the new year Dec 27, 2007

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