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Monster powder week in Vail gives way to warmer weekend, but next storm is lurking
Palmer Hoyt found plenty of fresh snow this week at Beaver Creek, where more than 3 feet fell Sunday through Thursday.
Courtesy of Beaver Creek Resort/Cody Downard 

Monster powder week in Vail gives way to warmer weekend, but next storm is lurking

By Reid Griebling

March 27, 2009 —  I apologize for the lack of blogs, but both of my "posters" are out of the country ... suckers.

The good news is these storms were easy to predict and slammed Happy Valley with tons of snow, and I promise I'll be on top of it next time.

More good news is we had four feet of snow in four days. Stuff you dream about in August just showed up the first week of spring, giving the Vail Valley much-needed moisture to bring us into summer.

Denver and the eastern part of Colorado also were under a state of emergency as all of the metro area was shut down Thursday from 6th Avenue east. In all, more than a foot of snow in under 24 hours on the eastern plains.

And if you haven't been on the mountain during this work week, you had better check your senses; it's been incredible.

This weekend is shaping up to be great as a weak high pressure ridge built in today (Friday, March 27) and should last until late Sunday.

Looks like Saturday will be a bluebird day at the resorts, with snow-a-plenty. Temps will be in the mid- to upper-20s with light winds.

Sunday we will begin to see stronger winds and cloudy skies as our next system moves east. Until then, enjoy the snow, as every inch of Vail and the Beav' are in great condition.

So long spring skiing (for the time being). Enjoy!



Comment on article  1 Comment on "Monster powder week in Vail gives way to warmer weekend, but next storm is lurking"


Buckley — March 28, 2009

I know Boyd is South of the Border, but where's the Big O?

Enjoy those powder days, buddy. Now's here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. . .



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