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Perfect Snow.

post #1 of 17
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Interesting that everyone has their own definition of what perfect snow is. Here's a chance to express your idea of perfect snow. 

 

 

Cold Deep Dry Blower? Hard Fast Groomed? Velvet? Corn? Wind Buff? 

 

Pluses and minuses to all snow conditions. 

post #2 of 17

All of the above^ & then some...

 

Surface hoar ain't bad either wink.gif

 

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JF

post #3 of 17
+1 ^^^

Nice photo!
post #4 of 17

Storm skiing

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or Groomers it's all good

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post #5 of 17

I like pow, of course, but I particularly like the velvet that's left behind after a slope slides (assuming it doesn't slide down to the ice layer) --steep and firm enough to make you think but smooth and edgeable enough to enjoy it (as long as you can avoid the debris at the bottom). There was a lot of that at Squaw today.

post #6 of 17

Who doesn't love powder, but I have to say that when it gets really cold and they make a ton of snow locally its probably a close second for me.  Its not too different from the chalky windblown snow I skied at Breck a few years ago.

post #7 of 17

With your son....IMG_1159.JPG

post #8 of 17
There are only two kinds of snow: snow that's good, and snow that's good for you!

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Enjoy!
Bob
post #9 of 17
...and then, of course, there's POWDER!

Many of the rules are the same:

post #10 of 17

I don't know if there's perfect snow. You know it when you're in it or on it. It also depends on the rest of the weather and the company.

Basically, it's all good. Sometimes it's gooder than others.

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With your son....IMG_1159.JPG


Great shot. Clearly you spent a lot of time skiing together. I see he's developed good habits from skiing with you.

 

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I don't know if there's perfect snow. You know it when you're in it or on it. It also depends on the rest of the weather and the company.

Basically, it's all good. Sometimes it's gooder than others.


Great shot. Clearly you spent a lot of time skiing together. I see he's developed good habits from skiing with you.

 



My daughter the awesome photograher and skier in her own right and the company as he was back on skis this season after major back surgery!!!

 

post #12 of 17

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Powder every time, once you've skied pow deep enough that you are chewing snow the entire run, you don't want to go back to groomed!

 

 

The snow wasn't perfect on this trip, but it was pretty good.

post #13 of 17

With the exception of avi debris, it's all perfect: perfect champagne powder, perfect fresh medium density, perfect heavy wet, perfect settled, perfect hard packed, perfect boiler plate, perfect water-injected, perfect blue ice, perfectly groomed, perfect hero snow,  perfect tracked out crud, perfect frozen slush with groomer tracks (requires stout skis), prefect breakable crust, unless the crust is above your knees (well, if it is above your boot tops it might require shin pads), 

 

You guys are just spoiled by too many ski days.

post #14 of 17
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Powder every time, once you've skied pow deep enough that you are chewing snow the entire run, you don't want to go back to groomed!

 

 

The snow wasn't perfect on this trip, but it was pretty good.


Incredible! wow Japan really is amazing.

Nice video

 

post #15 of 17

Best snow is the kind that actually shows up.  And stays on the ground.  For a long time.

post #16 of 17

I've only skied dry light blower pow a few times in my life. I'm talking truly dry, truly light, and truly blower. Mind bogglingly good. But I have skied some dry and velvety creamy snow that was delightful too. But nothing beats the dry and light powder in my book. I can't stand refrozen wind crusted snow though. Have almost destroyed my knees a few times on that stuff.

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