Vail, CO 2/10/15 including Prima Cornice

Vail, CO 2/10/15 including Prima Cornice

SkiNEwhere and I met up with another friend on 2/10/15 to ski Vail. Conditions were variable, but still pretty dang good. The three preceding days in CO were sunny and gorgeous, perhaps a little too gorgeous and when temps dropped on the night of the 9th accompanied by a couple of inches of snow it made for dust on granite NEwhere:razz: that was ungroomed such as the bowls, glades, and bumps. The daytime high on the slopes was probably about 25-30 degrees. Once we figured out the situation we stuck to the vast array of frontside groomers at Vail for the most part except one memorable foray into a renowned advanced area called Prima Cornice.

Here is a batch of photos (3 groups of 5) illustrating our day at Vail on Feb 10, 2015.

We met near mid-Vail in lingering overnight snow showers and decided to go to Blue Sky Basin hoping the new snow was deeper and less tracked up there.
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SkiNEwhere heading into the nicely spaced Champagne Glade in an area of Blue Sky Basin known as Earl’s Bowl. It wasn’t quite as good as it looked because of the firm surface under the dusting of new snow.
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Returning to the frontside of the mtn we stopped to make homemade chili dogs at Henry’s Hut (yurt). These guys turned me on to the fact that expensive/elitist Vail also provides free use of gas grills for brown baggers at several locations on the mtn and we burned some dogs for a quick and tasty picnic.
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This might be the intermediate run called Ramshorn near the Mountain Top Lift. Kind of pretty with the clouds lifting ain’t it?
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C5043 Same area, SkiNEwhere. The couple of inches of new snow made the groomers REAL nice.
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