VAIL, Colo. – Jan. 23, 2011 – Consistent winter storms have brought incredible powder to skiers and snowboarders at Vail with more than 270 inches of snowfall reported at mid-mountain this season, including more than a foot of fresh snow reported Sunday, Jan. 23.
Some interesting facts:
- this is the fourth best season-to-date snowfall in Vail’s history
- snowfall this season to date is at more than 50 percent or nearly eight feet above Vail’s average at the top of the mountain, dating back as far as records exist to the 1963-1964 season, the second season Vail was open
- compared to the 2009-2010 season, Vail’s total snowfall is more than double what it was at this time last year at mid-mountain
“With the help of Mother Nature this season, it’s difficult to remember better conditions in my 25 years with Vail,” said Chris Jarnot, senior vice president and chief operating officer for Vail Mountain.