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Old 02-22-2012, 01:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need some definitions that I don't understand :)

Hey guys,

Didn't see anything anywhere but since I started snowboarding last season, I read descriptions of terrain and type of snow that I don't understand what they mean exactly. For example: "Steeps", "chutes", "corn", etc. Anyone nice enough to make a run down of what all these mean?
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Steep - steep slope
Chute - It's a narrow steep slope with boundaries on either side.
Like this:

Corn - Coarse, granular wet snow
Like this:
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Mmm, not the terms I'm looking for. I just want to know the different type of terrain and snow.

Ohhh! That helps a lot, jelly. Are there any more? Those 3 were all that came to mind, I might have heard more. I know "pow", of course. I drool over that stuff.
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Sastrugi: A long wavelike ridge of snow, formed by the wind.
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Coral snow:
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Coral snow:
more commonly known as rime.
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snow terms...chowder, chunder, mashed, sugar, creamy, cream cheese, ball bearings, scoured, blower, ice, dust on crust, fluff, wet and heavy, slush, glazed, concrete, firmed, packed, groomed, pow=8+, deep=18+, epic=24+, bottomless, with bottom, boot, knee, thigh, waist and chest=titty, snorkel

terrain...trees, bowls, gullies, drops, windlips, ridge, cat, moguls, traps, rollers, walls, cliffs, tree wells, pillows, widow maker,

visibility...fog, pea, overcast, flat, bluebird, puking, vertigo, blind, blower

Eh, ur a smart guy and can figure out the definitions and I'd imagine every region or even hill has a slightly different definition/description of each...these are commonly used at Baker.
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more commonly known as rime.
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And just like real Coral, hurts like a mofo to fall on.......
Woah, I don't want to ride that stuff at all! That would kind of complete the feeling of surfing on snow, though Really, really useful info here thanks!
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snow terms...chowder, chunder, mashed, sugar, creamy, cream cheese, ball bearings, scoured, blower, ice, dust on crust, fluff, wet and heavy, slush, glazed, concrete, firmed, packed, groomed, pow=8+, deep=18+, epic=24+, bottomless, with bottom, boot, knee, thigh, waist and chest=titty, snorkel

terrain...trees, bowls, gullies, drops, windlips, ridge, cat, moguls, traps, rollers, walls, cliffs, tree wells, pillows, widow maker,

visibility...fog, pea, overcast, flat, bluebird, puking, vertigo, blind, blower

Eh, ur a smart guy and can figure out the definitions and I'd imagine every region or even hill has a slightly different definition/description of each...these are commonly used at Baker.
When it snowed the other day, my local resort mentioned ' bluebird' and I wasn't sure what that meant.
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