Heavy snowfall brings great skiing to the backcountry

Heavy snowfall brings great skiing to the backcountry
Local News

By Edward Stoner

VAIL — The winter season is off to a good start with several large storms bringing unusually heavy snowfall to much of the state.“It’s been a great start to the season,” said Nate Mitchell, a Vail ski instructor and backcountry enthusiast. “We’ve been getting in reliable turns for a couple weeks now. The trick is to know where to look.”In the same way ski resorts can only open some of their terrain early in the year, backcountry riders have to sniff out where the best snow is.“You have to be careful with these early season snows,” Mitchell said. “It’s hard …

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