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Snow Conditions

Snow Conditions

Are you out in resort or have you just come back? What was the snow like where you were? Where were your favourite runs? Use this forum to discuss anything snowfall related.

  • Andy Pugh
    Andy Pugh
    Posted: 24 Jan 2019 12:08

    The Val d'Isere snow report is saying "Gripping Snow" which as term that I have hitherto been unaware of. 

    Can anyone explicate? 


  • Mike Huffington
    Mike Huffington
    Posted: 24 Jan 2019 19:32
    To me it means snow that you can hold an edge on even in high speed super G style turns.

  • Charles Pritchard
    Charles Pritchard
    Posted: 25 Jan 2019 17:00
    Mike Huffington: As one does.

  • Stephen Jones
    Stephen Jones
    Posted: 29 Jan 2019 20:37
    I saw your post as I was about to make the same comment.  I rejoined ski club this year and have so far felt the snow reports have become fairly pointless (perhaps they always were if you had pre-booked a holiday and you get what you get I suppose).
    Gripping snow reported almost all season at several resorts after, apparently from other sources, many cm of snowfall, and 0cm snow reported at many/all resorts over previous 7 days.  Lazy Ski Club - hardly a service.