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Chill Temps Means Fine Light Dry Powder

Randy Boverman Video - Blower Snow

But baby it's cold outside - yeah and the snow conditions are AWESOME! Dry, flaky, powdery snow, usually reserved for the Rockies, or Alaska or other locales with frigid temps. With 16" of new snow this past week, and temps which will be diving down to zero (that's Fahrenheit, not Celsius) the surface conditions are a definite treat. From our snow report today:

"Groom is light fluffy powder, packed powder, and machine-tilled groom. Off the groom is deep blower powder, packed powder, hardpack, moguls, and powder stashes."

Here's a slide show of some shots leading up to these epic conditions:

And from our friends at Active.com - here's some tips for staying warm in single digit or below zero temps. 

DRESS APPROPRIATELY

Remember to layer. You can always take off or put on more layers depending on how cold it is outside.

TAKE BREAKS

On cold days not as many people are skiing or riding so you can take a break to warm up and then head right back out to the slopes.

SKI/RIDE NON-STOP RUNS

It is still early in the season so you may or may not have the stamina for a top-to-bottom run.? However, skiing or riding top-to-bottom will warm up your muscles and keep you warm as a result.

MAKE SHORTER, QUICK TURNS

After your muscles are warmed up, keep them warm by making quick, small turns.? The quantity of the turns will make your muscles move and could be burning by mid-run.

USE WARMERS

Using hand and feet warmers or boot heaters, you can keep your extremities warm.? Usually, your hands and feet are the first things to get cold since they are further away from your heart

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