spring snow


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spring snow

[′spriŋ ′snō]
(hydrology)
A coarse, granular snow formed during spring by alternate freezing and thawing. Also known as corn snow.
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Lower slopes across France are covered in excellent spring snow, thanks to mild weather.
Whiteface - Sun 5:25a spring snow machine groomed 16 - 25 base 58 trails, 15 miles, 171 acres, 77% open, 4 lifts
A cold, drenching rain is possible today in Southern California, and spring snow in the mountains is also forecast by the National Weather Service.
Wolfe's personal odyssey began with a photograph of a Florida panther, one of only 50 remaining in the wild, and ended more than three years later with a polar bear cub flesh from the den, taking its first tentative steps on spring snow.
This extended snow drought follows a period from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s during which North America's spring snow cover was more extensive than average, Robinson notes.
Grand Targhee XC Fri 5:00a spring snow grmg50--54 base 5 trails, 15 km,
But when they're ideal -- six or more inches of light powder after a winter storm or a soft layering of spring snow on top of hard pack - nothing could be finer.
Woodbury - Wed 10:15a c spring snow 1 - 20 base 2 trails, 13% open, 2 lifts
Bear Mountain - machine-groomed snow, 12- to 36-inch base, 22 trails, seven lifts, 70 percent open;Mountain High - machine-groomed snow, 12- to 36-inch base, three lifts; Snow Summit - spring snow, 12- to 36-inch base, 25 trails, 11 lifts; June Mountain - machine-groomed snow, 48- to 84-inch base, five lifts; Mammoth Mountain - machine groomed snow 96- to 168-inch base, 22 lifts, 100 percent open; Kirkwood - spring snow, 120- to 216-inch base, 70 trails, 12 lifts, 100 percent open.
Jiminy Peak - Tue Reopen 04/12 9:00a spring snow 20 base 32 trails, 11 miles, 135 acres, 3 lifts
Woodbury - Mon 10:35a t spring snow 20 base 2 trails, 13% open, 2 lifts
Whiteface - Mon 5:20a 2 - 4 new spring snow machine groomed 19 - 28 base 48 trails, 13 miles, 167 acres, 75% open, 5 lifts