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On The Hill: Searching for the space-pow vortex at Wolf Creek (video)

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VIDEO: Z Griff makes the most of a little downtime during the holidays to hit up Wolf Creek, aka Colorado’s powder vortex. The small ski area just outside of Pagosa Springs (about 3.5 hours south of Breck) has already received 240 inches this season for a base of 98 inches before the New Year. Talk about a Christmas gift that keeps on giving.

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Breckenridge official report: 0″, 0″, 0″ (20″ in the last week)

Summit Daily field report: No new snow but the serious cold has lifted somewhat. The sun is out and there is a 21° high and hardly any wind. 20″ of new snow in the last week means great conditions.

Weather: High 21°, low 2°. Cold with the windchill.

Lift lines: It has been busy but the cold keeps some at home.

Breakdown: The serious cold has lifted some and it is a 20° December day. The wind is calm and the sun is up. Imperial Chair opened at Breck yesterday and there is more and more opening every day thanks to patrol.

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