These are the RealVail archived files. Please visit our new site:
MM_XSLTransform error.
Error opening
Cold air will be the norm in Vail this week
A great look at Vail Village with tons of snow on buildings. It truly was a white Christmas in Vail.
Reid Griebling 

Cold air will be the norm in Vail this week

By Reid Griebling

December 27, 2008 —  A frigid day to start the weekend as a northwest flow streams in very cold air. High temps on mountain will only get into the single digits and wind chill values will be well below zero degrees. Winds will be in the teens and twenties throughout the day with gusts higher over ridge tops.

Six inches fell overnight Friday at Vail and The Beav' chimed in with eight inches. A chance of snow tonight as a northwest flow will be the norm for the next five days.

I don't see any great accumulating snow this evening (1-4 inches). Sunday looks like a great day to ski with temps rising (mid 20's on hill) with light winds. This will be the pattern up until mid week when we have another chance at snow starting Wednesday.

Cold air will be the norm in Vail this week
A look at a south facing aspect that could actually be skied because of recent snow.
Reid Griebling 

I personally have been skiing this past week (thank you Devin and Regina) and it has been great. Eight feet of snow before the beginning of 2009 is just what we needed as January is normally our driest and coldest month.

Finally, I took a few photos on the 24th of December and as you can see, the north side of I-70 (south facing) is covered with snow, and as any local knows, when south facing aspects are covered, it means we have had lots of snow and great temps. Enjoy!



Comment on article  1 Comment on "Cold air will be the norm in Vail this week"


Regina — December 28, 2008

Devin says "you're welcome" and
Reg thanks you for the ski and snowshoe days. Loving the fact that we will get some warmer temps early this week. You were correct, Sunday was a great day to be outside.



Comment Form Info  Comment Information
RealVail encourages you to post comments on our articles and blogs. Name and email are required for monitoring purposes. Your email will not be published and will not be distributed to any 3rd-party. Abusive, obscene, profane, threatening, libelous or defamatory comments are prohibited. By posting a comment, you agree to this policy and our terms of use. To report an abusive posting, please contact us.

Please enter the case-sensitive letters you see in the left box to prove that you are human and indeed reading this page. This prevents spam and malicious attacks. Click the refresh icon to refresh words.

To comment or contact us, please visit our new site at Snow Report Ticker

more new stories...

more new stories...

more resort guides...