By Jennifer McRae

VAIL, Colo. (CBS4)– The winter storm moving into Colorado is bringing some much-needed snow to the ski areas. The average snowfall per season in Vail is about 189 inches.

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So far this season, Vail has received 52 inches. Vail Ski Resort only has 6 of 33 lifts running. That’s been frustrating for some skiers and boarders, especially those who traveled to Colorado to hit the slopes.

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“Yesterday when I was up there everybody was talking about the same subject. Everybody was kind of bummed out about the snow situation, so yeah everybody’s waiting for it, waiting for a nice storm,” said snowboarder Carlos Rodriguez.

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Rodriguez is from Florida. He noticed this year it is a lot warmer than in years past. CBS4 Meteorologist Dave Aguilera is predicting a big winter storm that will drop feet of snow in the mountains.

Jennifer McRae