I skied Vail today and conditions were excellent. They've had 3-5" snowfalls twice in the last two days. Plenty of black diamonds with good long continuous vertical. I'm here on and off the next two weeks.
Big long bump runs like Prima to the right:
Or nearby Prima Cornice, upper part of photo:
I got a great, free mtn tour from Rich Tarmey, who was a superb skier. Hope I got his last name right. Just him and me and a nice lady named Laura (found out we graduated within a few years of each other from Univ of MD). He took us on a bunch of low traffic groomers with great snow all across the front face of the mtn. Then I hit a few of the back bowls after lunch. This place is so frigging huge.
Recording artist Michael Franti warming up before Ladies World Championships GS medals ceremony at Vail (Lindsey took third):