corn snow


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corn snow

n.
Snow that has melted and refrozen into a rough granular surface.

corn snow

n
(Skiing) skiing US and Canadian granular snow formed by alternate freezing and thawing
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Noun1.corn snow - granular snow formed by alternate thawing and freezingcorn snow - granular snow formed by alternate thawing and freezing
snow - a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground
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It's sunny out, people who work at the mountain are in a good mood and telling jokes, and there's effortless gliding through soft corn snow.
Wintertime operations include a full-service heli-skiing operation, while summer brings the popular "Kings and Corn" event that combines summer heli-skiing on corn snow and heli-fishing for king salmon.
Blue skies, mild temperatures and easily carved corn snow all make spring a great time to be on the slopes.
Corn Snow-CORN: Usually found in the spring, Corn Snow is characterized by large, loose granules during the day, which freeze together at night, then warm up again and loosen during the day.
In springtime Mother Nature's grooming machine, the freeze-thaw cycle, coupled with the Sierra's moist snow, produces corn snow that's as smooth as any blue run at Mammoth Mountain.
Sugar Bowl - Tue 11:15a w corn snow machine groomed 30 - 82 base 24 trails, 29% open, 4 lifts
After a really warm week, colder weather is supposed to be coming back, which should produce the classic cold-night, warm-day cycle that spits out the corn snow that spring skiers and riders covet.
the spring - people coming for those corn snow conditions.
Mention spring skiing and the images that come to mind are icy mornings, slushy afternoons, corn snow, bottoms of skis shredded by rocky thin spots, T-shirts and gobs of sunscreen.
Sugar Bowl - Mon 5:15a w corn snow 30 - 82 base 78 trails, 93% open, 7 lifts
Devils Elbow - Wed 6:00a w corn snow 12 - 20 base 8 trails, 73% open, 2 lifts
Mount Snow - Tue 6:40a corn snow machine groomed 24 - 42 base 83 trails, 30 miles, 461 acres, 80% open, 7 lifts