Thats quite a sensual description of snow.. I could almost listen to hours of snow being talked about in this way.Trevtassie said:There is a big difference between "still snow" and powder. If you think, mmm that run was nearly better than sex, it was powder! If you can see the snow flakes and they look like your classic picture of a snowflake, they are not consolidated, and they are dry, then that is powder. When you carve through it, it flows around your stick(s) A good test is to grab a hand full and blow it away with your breath, if you can do that then thank Huey, for you have been truly blessed.
Wonder how parks would react if we went on a tree planting mission to hold it all in place????
Just to go back to this spindrift thing and put it to bed. There is a reason the inuit have a hundred words for snow, there are a hundred different types. Spindrift describes snow that has been blown along the ground getting the crap bashed out of it. It looks like little ice balls. It's loose and unconsolidated and builds up behind stuff. It is nice to ski on compared to ice. A lot of tassie snow falls in a similar form anyway. It's not cold enough for the snow to preseve it's crystal shape as it is circulated through the clouds, the "arms" of the crystals melt into a little round ball of ice. Corn snow is usually formed when lots of consolidated powder snow is melting and freezing in the spring. This is nice to ride on.
Could go on for hours about different kinds of snow.
Bulldozer said:I reckon if you consider the snow to be as good as sex than you haven't had good sex. Yes the snow is good but if it's like sex it can always be better and when you get good sex the snow doesn't matter