granular snow

granular snow

[′gran·yə·lər ′snō]
(meteorology)
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Machine Groomed Snow-MGS: Loose granular snow that has been repeatedly groomed by power tillers so that the texture is halfway between LSGR & PP.
Wet Granular-WETGR: Loose or frozen granular snow which becomes wet after rainfall or high temperatures.
Mountain High: Wet, granular snow, 12- to 24-inch base, five trails, three lifts, 10 percent open.
Snow Valley: Wet, granular snow, 12- to 24-inch base, four trails, two lifts; (800) 680-7669.
Ski report:Bear Mountain - machine groomed, 48- to 60-inch base, 30 trails, eight lifts, 99 percent open; Mount Baldy - packed powder, 24- to 36-inch base, 20 trails, four lifts; Snow Summit - machine groomed, 18- to 42-inch base, 11 lifts, 100 percent open; Snow Valley - wet, granular snow, 40- to 60-inch base, 21 trails, six lifts; Mammoth Mountain - powder, 132- to 180-inch base, 18 lifts, 80 percent open; June Mountain - powder, 72- to 108-inch base, six lifts.