corn snow


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corn snow

[′kȯrn ‚snō]
(hydrology)
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Corn snow - large, roundedcrystals of ice formed by repeated melting and re-freezing - is a staple of spring skiing.
Sugar Bowl - Wed 6:15a w corn snow 30 - 82 base 24 trails, 29% open, 4 lifts
Corn snow is a granular snow formed by alternate thawing and freezing as warm days are followed by cold nights.
When corn snow warms up in the morning "it tends to be kind of like fresh snow - it carves nicely and all that," Shepard said.
The alternating of thawing and freezing produces large granules commonly known as corn snow.
Izaak Walton Inn XC Mon 11:00a corn snow grmg8--24 base 10 trails, 16 km,
Lapland Lake XC Thu 5:40a corn snow grmg16--20 base 16 trails, 47 km,
Devils Elbow - Tue 6a osr corn snow 16 - 24 base 11 trails, 100% open, 2 lifts
Magic Mountain - Sat 6:30a corn snow machine groomed 4 - 36 base 23 trails, 48% open, 2 lifts
Big Sky - Thu 8:00a corn snow machine groomed 48 - 72 base 150 trails, 100% open, 18 lifts
Magic Mountain - Wed 6:55a corn snow machine groomed 4 - 36 base 41 trails, 88% open, 2 lifts
Mt Spokane - Sun 3p insa corn snow 56 - 110 base 45 trails, 100% open, 5 lifts