Vail opened late this week, with one run and one lift. But the dirty little white secret is that the mountain is primed to go off.
With a ton of snow up high, itâ€™s obvious that the powers that be are waiting for one more storm to pop the ropes on the entire front side.
When you look for snow, youâ€™re pretty sure to find it and that was the case during an exploratory mission in the Chair 11 area. While it remains thin for rock drops (yeah, two footers donâ€™t count), the snow is soft and the turns sweet.
Freeskier Photographer Jeff Cricco dragged along a doubtful editor at large, Tom Winter to prove that yes, even though this may be the driest November on record, the skiing is still damn good.
Donâ€™t believe us? Photos never lie.
Thanks to Jeff Cricco for all the shots!