VAIL, Colo. — While most of the country won’t be having a white Christmas, those of us lucky enough to live or visit Colorado’s high country are enjoying recent snows, including well over a foot of fresh snow at Vail in the past week

So if you’re missing the white stuff — and want to keep your toes toasty — join USA TODAY reporter Trevor Hughes as he skis at Vail on a recent powder day to enjoy a mix of groomed and mogul terrain. Hear the wind whipping past your ears and the schusss of skis on the powder.

Trevor is a telemark skier, so some of his turns might look a little different than you’re used to, but this is a great chance to immerse yourself in the vast terrain of Vail, high in the Colorado Rockies.

This video was shot with a special 360-camera rig that allows you to explore in all directions as it plays, so use your mouse or mobile device to pan around.

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