Let it Snow, Already

VAIL, Colo. — While watching her two sons skate circles around my first-timer this afternoon, a Vail local looked up from her cup of hot chocolate and sighed in relief.

“There isn’t a happier place in the world right now than this town,” she said.

The reason was all around us.

We woke up this morning to the steady fall of snow, and much to the delight of the locals, the tourists and, most of all, the ski industry, the snow continued throughout the day. The forecast called for as much as 10 inches of show in Vail Valley, and the final tally as the snow slowed during the night was about 8 inches. Excuse me, 8 glorious inches. Continue reading