Early Vail Ski Conditions? Try the Aspen Grove indicator…

It all started at about 5:30PM on September 28th, 2007

Walmart-Aspens

For the last (11) years running…from the same spot – at the same time of day – ECT has photographed the same Aspen Grove…This especially dry (2018) summer have the Aspens changing and falling much earlier.

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Now – what can be shown for the early ski conditions at Vail – vis-à-vis the changing Aspens on September 28th….2012 Aspens and Mid-Vail (not open yet on December 9th 2012)  Another dry summer.

2012-Early-Conditions

2014 was BY FAR the Best Early Ski conditions at Vail – by December 13th 2014 Vail’s Back Bowls and Blue Ski Basin were open…Photo of Pete’s Chair in Blue Sky Basin.

2014-Best-Early-Season-Conditons

2016 was a better than average early ski conditions with Vail’s Tea Cup Lift (west side of China Bowl) running on December 3rd 2016…

2016-Early-Ski-Conditions

What will early Season 2018 bring for early Ski Conditions?  We’ll have to see…

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