I often tell people that when it comes to resort skiing, I prefer graupel over cold smoke. Graupel is high density and makes the steeps smooth as a baby's bottom. Unlike high density wet snow, it lacks cohesion and is quite supportive. Yesterday's storm produced 3 inches of snow with 0.42 inches of water. That's a water content of 14%. No need to thumb your noses at such high water contents as a few inches of graupel skis great.
|The blogger's son knows a good thing when he skis it and doesn't thumb his nose at a good graupelfest|
Storms like yesterday's might not produce the Greatest Snow on Earth for some, but it is just fine by me.