Vail has received 42 inches of snow in the last 7 days. Not mention another 10 inches last night. This makes the back bowls of Vail, a heaven on earth. One of my favorite things about a powder day is the calm look of the collected snow. Most often we see snow that has been cut up like a roast beef sandwich. But when you get first tracks the snow looks more like a buttery biscuit that your grandmother baked. There is nothing better than rocking out to some music and churning dough for butter biscuits.