Words to describe snow conditions

We’re always looking for descriptive words to help us understand the snow conditions. Please leave a comment with your contribution.

  • Abrasive
  • Bullet-proof(sort of like concrete)
  • Boiler plate(pure ice)
  • Buttery
  • Icy
  • Sandpaper-like(on very cold snow)
  • Silky
  • Tracks are well-used but holding
  • Snow as dry as talcum powder
  • soul-mending rhythm of typical skiing
  • Loud and not relaxing(very icy)
  • Needlemania
  • Needlemania over ice
  • Steppenwolf(magic carpet ride)
  • Margarita(crushed ice)
  • Edge creep(from the trees)
  • Dusting of icing sugar
  • Mulch

 

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1 SkiSurfer January 28, 2015 at 10:46 pm

Nerd Balls (retilled snow on top of a firm track or surface)

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2 SkiSurfer January 28, 2015 at 10:44 pm

Dust on Crust

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3 SkiSurfer January 28, 2015 at 10:43 pm

Elephant Snot (spring time ,grippy slow piled up snow)

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4 Keith Bagnall January 17, 2015 at 7:46 pm

Cheeky but one we are all familiar with “Don’t eat yellow snow”

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5 chip scialfa January 8, 2015 at 9:29 am

Powderific!

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6 Zosia January 6, 2015 at 1:05 pm

We were cruising in a whipped cream (friend Nic came up with this yummy simile) while going down from Elizabeth Parker hut right before Christmas Eve.

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7 David Bynoe December 30, 2014 at 11:51 pm

Area Rug (packed snow over an ice base)

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8 Helen Read December 25, 2014 at 3:59 pm

skiing on avocados

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