Originally Posted by Garrett
Heh, I don't know that I've ever actually seen "ice" on a snow report, except for in the key.
First time I went skiing, I went up to Snowshoe for several days. When I got up for what was to be the last day, there was some really bad freezing rain going on. I'd bet close to an inch of glare ice. So I just left.
I did look at the snow report online that evening to see what was said. I don't know what the official surface was listed at, I'd guess "frozen granular," but in the discussion part, the quote was something like "We received considerable frozen rain overnight. The hill is almost deserted; those out there must really want to ski. If you go out on the slopes, use extreme caution."
I thought that was an interesting and honest report.