Well Vail actually has a considerable amount of terrain still open considering the snow year and not bad coverage on most. Out by Sun Bowl and the High Noon Chair was really baring out. You'll see that in the photos. Boot and I skied down the one side with snow left and took some photos of where there had been still lots of snow this time last year.
Most runs elsewhere were quite skiable with just a little attention needed coming to steeps to be sure you'd have good coverage. Lots of bumps but they were a bit too crunchy for skiing in the morning and I regretted all day that I chose to ski on my Johnny 94's, even when it softened up as it was still hard, it's thin and you can feel the hard ground under the slush. I'll take my Contact Slalom's tomorrow. I added a few photos to show some of the coverage and of Course, the first one is of Boot's helmet now matched to his old hat. Kudo's to the Vail Lifties, the first three sung him Oh Canada.
Lots of good coverage down by Gandi Dancer and the runs going down to mid Vale, also nicest conditions in the morning and the bumps here seemed to soften fairly early.
Good coverage up top where you can head out back.
Coming down to the high noon chair from the snowy side on Seldom.
The thinnest area over by the high noon chair, Wow and Forever side. Still open if you want to pick your way through.
Down the bottom in the afternoon is holding up well and still has over all good coverage, though it is definitely spring snow from the sun beating down.
By an Eastern standard in spring there is little snow around the ski racks where we put our skis and Vail still has good base coverage in these areas too. I was surprised how much coverage they still have and will probably ski Vail again tomorrow just because they have so much coverage and so much open still. The only coverage lacking around the ski racks was on the snow boarders.