How do you define a powder day?

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Harvey Harvey
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How do you define a powder day?

I skied Greek Peak on Sunday and we schralped untracked snow most of the day, until we quit around 2pm.

Some was foofy, later in the day in the sun it was a bit thick but still very fun.

I didn't give the post a "powder" tag but Im not sure why.

Do you use powder interchangeably with untracked crust free snow or do you have a higher standard?

How do you define pow?

Probably an EC question, but all answers welcome!
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Saratogahalfday Saratogahalfday
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Re: How do you define a powder day?

Anything over 6 inches, not too heavy, at a mountain (ala Magic) that won't groom most it.
Brownski Brownski
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Re: How do you define a powder day?

Saratogahalfday wrote
Anything over 6 inches, not too heavy, at a mountain (ala Magic) that won't groom most it.
That’s about right I think. Needs to be light enough that you sink a little when you slow down too much.
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Harvey Harvey
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Re: How do you define a powder day?


Powder?


Powder?
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raisingarizona raisingarizona
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Re: How do you define a powder day?

There’s powder and then there’s POWDER!
Brownski Brownski
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It looks nice. If you tell me it’s powdery I’ll believe you... Did it make noises when you turned?
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campgottagopee campgottagopee
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Re: How do you define a powder day?

If it looks like powder and tastes like powder most likely it's powder.
Joneski73 Joneski73
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The turns were quiet that day
2000yearoldskier 2000yearoldskier
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Re: How do you define a powder day?

Like Judge Potter Stuart " I may not be able to describe it . but I know it when I ski it.
Peter Minde Peter Minde
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campgottagopee wrote
If it looks like powder and tastes like powder most likely it's powder.
1. What Camp said.

2. For me, powder is fresh corduroy and bombproof classic tracks.  So easy to kick, you feel like a superhero.  Fresh pow usually too soft to skate on.

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