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On the Hill video: Goodbye ski season; hello spring turns at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

April 19, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: On The Hill correspondent Zach Griffin heads to Arapahoe Basin Ski Area to check out what the spring conditions will be like as it will be the only Summit County resort open after today.

Breckenridge official report: 1", 2", 5"

Summit Daily field report: Chilly and a bit windy.

Weather: High of 39 degrees, low of 12 degrees. Cloudy with scattered snow showers.

Lift lines: Could see some crowds out to get a last taste. They were parking almost at Keystone for the Basin.

Breakdown: This is the end ... my only friend ... the end.

On the Hill: Hiking Bald Mountain in a spring snow storm (video)

April 17, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Summit Daily snow correspondent ZGriff hikes up Mt. Baldy to enjoy some spring powder after a late season storm blew in last night.

Breckenridge official report: 6", 10", 10"

Summit Daily field report:A spring pow storm dumped 10" overnight and it has been snowing all morning.

Weather:High of 33°, Low of 19° with snow in the forecast.

Lift lines: We could see some people out for the goods bug it should be relatively empty. Lots of trouble on the roads means no one can get here.

Breakdown: A spring storm is on us and the snow is really nice. 10" at Breck, 14" at Loveland and more on the way. Zgriff goes for an early morning hike up Baldy.

On the Hill video: Hitting the halfpipe at Copper Mountain Resort

April 15, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Summit Daily snow correspondent ZGriff hits up Copper Mountain. The resort is getting ready for closing day festivities this weekend.



Breckenridge official report :1", 1", 1"

Summit Daily field report: A little cold this morning and windy but warming up.

Weather: High of 40, low of 17 degrees. Partly cloudy.

Lift lines: Almost nonexistent, midweek diehards only.

Breakdown: Tax day and the sun is poking out. Chance for snow tonight. Forty degrees is the high.

On the Hill video: Pond skimming at Keystone Resort on closing day

April 12, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Summit Daily snow correspondent ZGriff is at Keystone Resort on closing day during the annual pond skimming event.



Breckenridge official report :0", 0", 0"

Summit Daily field report: A little cold this morning and windy but warming up.

Weather: High of 49, Low of 26 degrees. Scattered clouds.

Lift lines: Not going to be bad today.

Breakdown: Closing day at Keystone and we are over here watching the pond skim action.

On the Hill video: Early morning solo hike up Peak 9 in Breckenridge

April 8, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: On the Hill correspondent ZGriff gets up early to hike up Peak 9 with his snowboard.



Breckenridge official report: 0", 0", 0"

Summit Daily field report: A beautiful morning if I ever saw one.

Weather: High of 45 degrees, low of 17 degrees. Chance of showers and thunderstorms before 5 and may turn to snow after 5.

Lift lines: Not bad when I went up and shouldn't be bad today.

Breakdown: A sunny day with a high of 45 degrees and a chance for rain showers and thunderstorms before 5. A very nice morning with some weather moving in. We may receive some snow tonight. The snow is good and already soft enough to set an edge by 8:30.

On the Hill video report: Easter Sunday at the Breckenridge skate park

April 5, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: A sunny Easter Sunday at the skate park.



Breckenridge official report: 0", 0", 0"

Summit Daily field report: A nice day out there with lots of sun.

Weather: High of 51 degrees, Low of 25 degrees. Lots of sun and mild wind

Lift lines: Not going to be too bad with people at Easter brunch.

Breakdown: Lots of great boarding went down this past week so today on Easter Sunday morning Zgriff goes down to the Breckenridge skate park to rip around. A beautiful day OnTheHill with a high of 51 degrees and lots of sun.

On The Hill: ZGriff finds 'Sympathy for the Devil' on Go Devil via I-70 (video)

April 4, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: What happens when you mix a run named Go Devil, the I-70 terrain park and The Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil" on a bluebird day? On The Hill correspondent ZGriff takes a solo lap down Keystone to find out.

Breckenridge official report: 0", 0", 9"

Summit Daily field report: A beauty of a day. Nice temps and no wind — not a cloud in the sky.

Weather: High of 43 degrees, low of 2 degrees3

Lift lines: Could see some crowds being Saturday, but not bad overall.

Breakdown: The bluebird day after the pow has been groomed. It should be awesome out there.

On the Hill video report: A little Love Games action on Loveland Pass

April 1, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Today is the first day of April and it is a beautiful and sunny day in the county. There is a high of 57 degrees and some scattered clouds. ZGriff shows us action from Satellite's Love Games held this past Sunday.

Breckenridge official report: Big fat zeros all around.

Summit Daily field report: Sun and really warm temps.

Weather: High of 57 degrees, low of 30. Mostly sunny

Lift lines: Not going to be too bad today.

Breakdown: A sunny day with temps approaching 60 degrees. Lots of terrain open and good coverage still. Check out the action from the Love Games held at Loveland Pass this past Sunday.

On the Hill video report: Recap of all the action from the Throwback Throwdown at Breckenridge Ski Resort

March 29, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: The Throwback Throwdown competition went off yesterday celebrating 30 years of snowboarding at Breckenridge. ZGriff covers all the action and shows us highlights from the comp. Broc Waring wins it for the young guys and the legend category was Jim Smith in third, Chad O in secondand Mr. Todd Franzen on top with an amazing run seen in full here.

Breckenridge official report: 1", 1", 1"

Summit Daily field report: A beauty of a day again today.

Weather: High of 49 degrees, low of 27. Mostly sunny

Lift lines: Not too bad it's springtime and everyone is having fun.

Breakdown: A sunny and simply gorgeous day with a high approaching 50 degrees. Snow will soften nicely and a small dusting will help conditions some. Watch the recap of all the action from the Throwback Throwdown hand dug halfpipe contest.

On the Hill video report: Getting into some side country off Peak 10 at Breckenridge

March 26, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: On The Hill correspondent ZGriff hits some side country at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Breckenridge official report: 0", 4", 6"

Summit Daily field report: Groomers are great and good snow all around. The high alpine looks great.

Weather: High of 40°, low of 23°. Mostly Sunny with some wind.

Lift lines: Not bad at all this morning.

Breakdown: A gorgeous bluebird kind of day out there. The snow was a good reset. Conditions are great and there should be good lines in the high alpine.

On the Hill video report: Ripping down Volunteer on Peak 9 at Breckenridge Ski Resort

March 22, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: ZGriff goes for a rip down Volunteer on peak 9 at Breckenridge. It is another beautiful and sunny day and very mild in terms of wind. The snow will soften up nicely and there is a big mountain comp for the youngsters on Peak 6. For Sunday Skool ZGriff talks about a Jay Leno first and also the 31k Burton.

Breckenridge official report: O inches overnight; 0 inches in last 24 hours; 0 inches in the last 48.

Summit Daily field report: A beauty of a day again. Sunny and mild.

Weather: High of 42 degrees, low of 27 degrees, mostly sunny.

Lift lines: Not too bad. May see some Sunday crowds.

Breakdown: Groovin' on a Sunday afternoon. A nice sunny day and the snow should soften up nicely. The second day of a big mountain comp on Peak 6 today should be fun to watch.

On the Hill video report: 5 inches of much-needed snow at Breckenridge Ski Resort

March 19, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Zgriff enjoys 5 new inches at Breckenridge Ski Resort with a run down Pyschopath.

Breckenridge official report : 5”, 5”, 5”

Summit Daily field report: A solid 5 inches of heavier snow fell straight down. Certainly not bottomless but great stuff.

Weather: High of 40 degrees, low of 20, cloudy and warm.

Lift lines: Not bad this morning.

Breakdown: New snow in the High Country and everyone is excited. It snowed down some fa,t warm flakes last night and they stacked up nicely. Definitely not bottomless but making for great conditions.

On the Hill video report: Crossing our fingers for some snow during a rip down Spruce at Breckenridge Ski Resort

March 18, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Zgriff rips down Spruce off Peak 8 and shows us highlights from his induction to the Ravino's.

Breckenridge official report : 0”, 0”, 0”

Summit Daily field report: It's grey and crispy out there but warming up to nice springy conditions.

Weather: High of 48 degrees, low of 28, cloudy.

Lift lines: Not too bad this morning because some may be nursing green beer/Jameson hangovers.

Breakdown: A grey day means the snow will stay colder and faster. Visibility is OK and there is little wind. Chance of snow tonight.

On the Hill video report: Carving down Northstar at Breckenridge Ski Resort

March 15, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Zgriff goes down Northstar on Peak 8 with his buddy "the King of Carve" Ryan Knapton. Today on Sunday Skool Zgriff tells us "Beware the Ide's of March" and turns himself cruise missile.

Breckenridge official report : 0”, 0”, 1”

Summit Daily field report: Sunny and warm with excellent groomers and hardly any wind.

Weather: High of 52 degrees, low of 30, sunny.

Lift lines: Going to get busy with Spring Break crowd.

Breakdown:Sunny and no wind with a high of 52 degrees. The groomers are excellent.

On the Hill video report: A 50 shades of grey morning at Breckenridge Ski Resort

March 12, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: ZGriff heads to Breckenridge Ski Resort for some crunchy snow and 50 shades of grey weather.

Breckenridge official report: 0", 0", 0"

Summit Daily field report: A little crispy out there this morning but temps will rise and the snow should soften up nicely.

Weather: High of 42 degrees, low of 25 degrees, 40 percent chance of rain or snow with little to no accumulation.

Lift lines: Not bad. Still a lot of people in town for spring break.

Breakdown : Greybird. Incredibly grey light conditions today but it is burning off and visibility will be fine. Cold and crispy/crunchy snow from last night's freeze this morning. A high of 42 degrees means the snow will soften up nicely.

On the Hill video report: Sunday Funday at Breckenridge Ski Resort

March 8, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: ZGriff is spending his Sunday Funday at Breckenridge Ski Resort where it is really feeling like spring with temperatures pushing the 40s.

Breckenridge official report : 0 inches in the last 24 hours, 0 inches in the last 48 hours, 13" inches in the last seven days.

Summit Daily field report : A little crispy and scratchy this morning but it will warm up nicely as the day goes on.

Weather : High of 38 degrees, low of 15 degrees. Sunny

Lift lines : Not horrible yet this morning as people adjust to the time change. Going to be busy with a lot of lift stoppages.

Breakdown: Another sun-filled and people Sunday on the mountain. Temps will approach 40 degrees. Snow conditions are good and the high alpine looks buffed out and fun.

On the Hill video report: On the Road at Wolf Creek

March 5, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Summit Daily's snow correspondent Zach Griffin shows us some highlights from his trip earlier this week to Wolf Creek Ski Area, which has been getting hammered with snow.

Breckenridge official report: 0" overnight, 1" in the last 24, 7" in the last 48

Summit Daily field report: A nice day with hardly any wind and lots of sun.

Weather: High of 26 degrees, low of 6 degrees and sunny

Lift lines: Not too bad this morning

Breakdown: The storm has made for excellent conditions out there On The Hill. Lots of sun and hardly any wind today.

On the Hill video report: Ringing in March with a little fresh snow at Breckenridge Ski Resort

March 1, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: On the Hill video corespondent ZGriff goes down No Name off 6 chair at Breckenridge and ghosts a few at high speed.

Breckenridge official report: 3 inches overnight; 4 inches in the last 24 hours; 7 inches in the last 48 hours

Summit Daily field report: The conditions are excellent out there. Three inches overnight and it was snowing in the morning after the report came out. There is a lot of good snow out there.

Weather: High of 31 degrees low of 13 degrees, snow in the forecast.

Lift lines: There are a lot of people out there today but who could blame em' it is a gorgeous day.

On the Hill video report: A rip down North Bowl off Peak 7 in Breckenridge

February 26, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Today is a gorgeous day. We received 5" overnight and 8" in 24 hours. The conditions are great and ZGriff goes for a rip down North Bowl on peak 7 off the TBar.

Breckenridge official report : 5" overnight, 8" in the last 24, 8" in the last 48 hours

Summit Daily field report : Not bottomless by any means but there is all of 8" up top if not close to a foot.

Weather : Sunny and cold and warming up.

Lift lines: Not too bad but the natives were restless this morning.

Breakdown : Excellent snow condition out there. Eight inches to a foot up high and more on the way!

On the Hill video report: On the Road at Wolf Creek with 30 inches overnight

February 25, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: ZGriff made the most of his days off by rallying down south to Wolf Creek. Four hours drive from Summit, Wolf is home to some of the most snow in the state and gets huge storm totals. Watch some clips from Monday in the middle of a storm that dumped 42" on Wolfie. Check back for the long edit too.

Breckenridge official report : 0" overnight, 0" in the last 24, 1" in the last 48 hours

Summit Daily field report : No new snow but it was snowing a bit this morning.

Weather : High of 26 degrees, low of 8 degrees

Lift lines: Not going to be too bad today Big Wednesday.

Breakdown : 30inches overnight at Wolf Creek — enough said.

On the Hill video report: Getting in the trees for some Breckenridge logging

February 22, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Summit Daily's On The Hill host ZGriff and his buddies get into the forest to get some air off a bunch of log features and trees at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Breckenridge official report : 0", 6", 15"

Summit Daily field report : It was quite a storm and the cold temps will mean it stayed good and could scare some people away.

Weather : High of 14 degrees, low of 4 degrees with wind chill as low as -8. Two to 4 inches expected today and tomorrow.

Lift lines: Probobly going to be busy since the roads are clear. Yesterday was very busy.

Breakdown : There is going to be great snow to be had everywhere today. Expect hikes to be awesome and crowds to be awful as everyone goes to get some.

On the Hill: On the Road at the SIA snowsports trade show in Denver

February 1, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Today is the first day of February and Summit Daily's On The Hill snow correspondent shows us around the Denver snowsports trade show better known as SIA. Today in Breckenridge they reported 0" overnight and only 1" in the last 24 hours so we got a little dusting wetter, warmer snow. The weather is beautiful outside and there was at least 3-4 inches in Denver this morning. Check out the style and tech festival that is SIA and the booths of NIghtmare and BelongDesigns then follow us to the NightmarexGrassroots after party at their shop in Denver. Thanks to the good people at Grassroots for hosting an awesome party. Now that's my idea of a good time!

Breckenridge official report: 0", 1", 1"

Summit Daily field report: One "sminch" out there. Warm, nice and busy.

Weather: High of 34 degrees, Low of 16 degrees.

Lift lines: Pretty busy but people will be leaving to watch the Super Bowl I bet.

Breakdown: Super Bowl Sunday and the SIA vapor trail should mean the mountain will clear out after noon.

On the Hill: ZGriff hangs with the squirrel master and butters up Breckenridge

January 30, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: ZGriff communicates with some local wildlife and butters up onlookers at Breckenridge Resort.

Breckenridge official report: 0’, 0’, 0’

Summit Daily field report: A calm, nice morning with hardly any wind. Cloudy with good visibility.

Weather: High of 36 degrees, Low of 21 degrees. 40 percent chance of precipitation.

Lift lines: Not bad this morning and clouds could keep people inside.

Breakdown: Gray is good when you want a storm. Visibility is not too bad and the snow is in pretty good shape. We could sure use a reset though so keep your fingers crossed for some new snow.

On the Hill: Early morning burn down Peak 10 at Breckenridge Ski Resort

January 29, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: ZGriff takes an early morning burn off Peak 10 at Breckenridge Ski Resort with sunny skies and warm temps.

Breckenridge official report: 0" 0" 0"

Summit Daily field report: A very nice morning and shaping up to be a beautiful day. Going to be warm and sunny.

Weather: 21 degrees this morning with no wind. High of 35 degrees with a low of 21 degrees

Lift lines: Not bad this morning.

Breakdown: A very nice day ... if it were spring.

On the Hill: A fun morning run through the baby park at Breckenridge

January 28, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Our faithful On The Hill snow correspondent ZGriff shows us a new toy he got over the weekend. It is a fancy camera gadget, a mount that suctions to the top of his board. We go for a run down some awesome corduroy on Volunteer and through the baby park Bonanza for a fun morning line. Watch the footy from the ground on up of one of the world's tallest snowboarders and be amazed as you see both of ZGriff's arms in frame.

Breckenridge official report: 0" 0" 0"

Summit Daily field report: No new snow but a beautiful morning with excellent groomer work and some clouds bringing snow hopefully.

Weather: High of 38 degrees and a low of 15 degrees with a 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy with a breeze and gusts as high as 30 mph.

Lift lines: Hardly any lift lines today and good riders on the hill early.

Breakdown: We are hoping for snow coming to us this weekend. Warm temps mean the snow is soft enough and the groomers are excellent. Parks are great today for sure.

On the Hill: Checking out a secret log jib on Peak 9 in Breckenridge

January 25, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Our faithful snow correspondent ZGriff takes us to a little log on Peak 9 and gives a shout to friend and roommate Yanna on her birthday and a shout to the inventor of the TV host position and NY icon Joe Franklin who passed away yesterday at 88 for Sunday Skool.

Breckenridge official report: 0" 0" 0"

Summit Daily field report: It is a very warm morning and the high today is 40 degrees. Some strong wind gusts on the lift but not bad on the runs or in the trees. There is a cloud cover and a small amount of snow falling.

Weather: High of 40 degrees and a low of 25 degrees with gusts of wind. Mostly cloudy and low light.

Lift lines: Some people on the bus and milling around the base area but not crowded this morning on the lifts.

Breakdown: It is a nice warm morning here in Summit with cloud cover. The snow is soft and the groomers are excellent. There is even a bit of wind depositing and buff. The snow is soft enough everywhere to rip. There are a lot of avalanche bombs going off as patrol attempts to stabilize after the flux in temp and it is interesting to note how much louder they are without fresh snow to absorb the sound.

Sunday Skool: Yesterday Joe Franklin passed away at 88. Franklin was who most credit with inventing the position of TV host. His show aired from the 1950s until 1993 and he embodied NY city and the time and shaped the world of tv broadcast.

On The Hill video report: A morning run on Peak 10 at Breckenridge Ski Resort

January 24, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Summit Daily snow correspondent Zach Griffin crushes some Peak 10 groomers at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Breckenridge official report: 0’ 0’ 0’

Summit Daily field report: It is a grey bird morning and cold temp at 0 degrees. Forecast calling for it to warm up to a high of 36 degrees. No wind and the snow is good.

Weather: No new snow but a high of 36 degrees and a low of 18 means it will soften the snow and be good turning. Mostly cloudy but may burn off a bit as the sun gets high in the sky. Wind around 16 mph also in the forecast.

Lift lines: Saturday crowds may arrive as the day goes on. The X-Games in Aspen draws a lot of visitors away from Summit this weekend which is good for lift lines.

Breakdown: It was a cold night and morning but the day will warm up nicely. The snow is in great condition. Hike-to stuff is going to be ripping when it warms up some. Grey bird light conditions out there so bring the right lenses. There is a Colorado ski race event with age group heats happening on Peak 10 if you want to witness some gate bashing.

On the Hill: Final day On the Road at Trollhaugen

January 18, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: ZGriff's final On the Road broadcast brings the team back to Trollhaugen: Friday nights at Troll are an all-night party where the lifts spin until 3 a.m. and there is live music. The family/community vibe is strong here and the progressive nature of the Midwest parks is amazing to see. The enthusiasm of the next generation here reminded me what I felt when I started and why I love snowboarding so much to this day. The people and the places along the way were amazing and the kindness and generosity was truly heartwarming. Thank you all again and thanks for tuning in to OnTheRoad and remember to tune in to episodes of OnTheHill at Summitdaily.com from back in Summit this week.

On the Hill: On the Road from Trollhaugen

January 14, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: ZGriff and the Nightmare team have made it from Chicago to Trollhaugen in the great state of Wisconsin. It was great to finally get to ride at this famous Midwest spot home to so many amazing rippers. The team takes laps with the locals on the hyper-fast tow rope in the heat of the night. Much love and thanks to the good people at Troll for extending us the invite and for showing us such a good time. We get to see some incredible relics from shred history including the original SledDogs, an alpine surfer and also an original Surfer signed by Sherman Poppen and written on it "the Beginning" 1965. The most amazing piece of memorabilia I've ever held in my hands.

BRECKENRIDGE OFFICIAL REPORT: 0",0",0"

WEATHER: Sunny with a high near 28 degrees, low of 11 degrees. Wind 6 to 8 mph.

REPORT: Sun and fun out there.

On the Hill: Tree runs at Keystone

January 11, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: ZGriff enjoys a side hit off of Mozart trail before heading to North Peak for an awesome tree run. As the snow comes down at Keystone expect the conditions to improve, and thank you Uller. Be sure to tune in next week as conditions permit, ZGriff will be doing OnTheHill from the Midwest, visiting resorts such as Tyrol Basin and others.

KEYSTONE OFFICIAL REPORT: 0",0",0"

WEATHER: The high is 39 degrees with a low of 11 degrees. It is cloudy and snowing.

LIFTLINES: Nothing out of the ordinary for a busy Sunday.

REPORT: Finally it's snowing! It started snowing early this morning and the later it gets hopefully the more snow we get. It's a great day to get out there and try to find some of this new snow, because despite the small storm the wind is calm and temperatures are looking to be warm. Just pray to Uller it doesn't rain!

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