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Old March 27th 04, 02:26 PM
Rei
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What exactly is meant whan a resort reports the snow surface as Spring
Conditions?


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Old March 27th 04, 04:08 PM
Terry Morse
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Rei wrote:

What exactly is meant whan a resort reports the snow surface as Spring
Conditions?


Typically firm in the morning, slushy in the afternoon. If you're
lucky, some corn snow in between.

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Old March 27th 04, 07:52 PM
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mash potato riding!
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Old March 27th 04, 11:12 PM
The Real Bev
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Terry Morse wrote:

Rei wrote:

What exactly is meant whan a resort reports the snow surface as Spring
Conditions?


Typically firm in the morning, slushy in the afternoon. If you're
lucky, some corn snow in between.


Too bad if you spent those three minutes riding the lift :-( Around
here, that window happens around 10:00 am.

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Old March 28th 04, 12:28 AM
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The Real Bev writes:

Terry Morse wrote:

Rei wrote:

What exactly is meant whan a resort reports the snow surface as Spring
Conditions?


Typically firm in the morning, slushy in the afternoon. If you're
lucky, some corn snow in between.


Too bad if you spent those three minutes riding the lift :-( Around
here, that window happens around 10:00 am.


Yeah...if you're well-informed and you can time it right, spring
skiing can be a euphoric experience. You gotta know what the
snowpack is like, when the sun hits that particular hill, etc.
Spring is when Eastern LoudPowder turns into wonderful little
ball-bearings for a time, and then into heavyweight mashed
potatoes. It's all in the timing.

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Old March 28th 04, 05:30 PM
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On Sat, 27 Mar 2004 09:26:29 -0600, "Rei"
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What exactly is meant whan a resort reports the snow surface as Spring
Conditions?

sunny not too cold, possibly slush lower mtn...

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Old March 28th 04, 10:34 PM
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I called my local hill on friday and asked what the conditions were like.
"Spring conditions", they said.
"Are there any bare spots on the hill?" I asked.
"Oh yeah, a bunch, we may not be open tomorow"
So you have to really pump for information when someone says "spring
conditions"


 




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