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How much snow?

post #1 of 22
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I was just curious of how much snow everyone needs to call it a "powder day".

My feeling is 6"+, with that much snow, depending on the winds and can be a fantastic day.
post #2 of 22
Depends on the base, 2'' can feel pretty damn nice on a nice base and 6'' can feel like crap on an icy base. If you know where to look, 1'' can be knee deep.
post #3 of 22
6" is a dusting. Might be a great ski day and may be tons of fun but it's not a powder day until you hit 10". You can have consecutive powder days if it's snowing consistently at least 6" a day.

But since I believe there are no friends on a powder day, anytime there's snow on the mountain. That way I can ski wherever I want
post #4 of 22
generally, 12"+ = powder day
post #5 of 22
I live in New England. I consider a flurry a powder day. Snowmaking counts as well
post #6 of 22
Enough to make my Machete Gs a better choice than my WC SCs; mmm about 7 inches.
post #7 of 22
Anytime the snow guns are running
post #8 of 22
totally irrelevent but how do you make a new thred?
post #9 of 22
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totally irrelevent but how do you make a new thred?
appropriate user name...
post #10 of 22
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totally irrelevent but how do you make a new thred?
that name is gonna be a **tch to spell after a beer or two
post #11 of 22
as funny as all that is, i still don't know how to start a new f*****g thred
post #12 of 22
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totally irrelevent but how do you make a new thred?
Hint: go to the proper forum that you want the thread to appear in (not the "new posts" forum) and look around a bit.
post #13 of 22
I think we might be feeding a troll here....


(If not, thats pretty bad)
post #14 of 22
skied around 12" at vail today, so much fun
post #15 of 22
agree with the guy above me a few posts, any time its enough to make me want to ski pow instead of park. Usually 8 inches or so. Legit powder is like 14 inches though. Chest shots or better.
post #16 of 22
um... still definately confused. how do i get to the "proper forum" -i'm looking to sell some skis
post #17 of 22
I'LL GIVE YOU $800 FOR THEM!
post #18 of 22
NO MAKE IT $850!

Just yanking your chain, sorry.


A powder day to me is minimum 25 cm, but gotta be at least half a meter to be epic. Standards go up when you go metric, don't know why that is.
post #19 of 22
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um... still definately confused. how do i get to the "proper forum" -i'm looking to sell some skis,
We could just tell you, but you need a certain number of posts to sell skis; this is not a Craig's list. Keep posting your questions. Try and add some content along the way. Are you selling powder skis? How deep should the snow be for these skis?

Hint: in html the underlined words are often links.
post #20 of 22
A "powder day" depends not only the amount, but where I'm skiing.

This past weekend I skied in MA with 6-8" of freshies. I could feel the hardpack underneath with many of my turns. Yet I considered it a powder day. When I've skied out west and had the same conditions, I did not.

btw, DON'T FEED THE TROLLS!!!!!!!!!
post #21 of 22
A powder day is when you float in the snow, not bang on the bottom. It doesn't matter how much new snow there is. It's what it skis like that counts.
post #22 of 22
1ft +
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