Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Packing The Snow

Having this much snow in late October is really quite good. There is enough snow on the ground to really be packing it down. The Ski Patrol has wandered pretty extensively on the West Wall, Lenawee Parks and Powerline. This is good for so many reasons. When the wind blows, the packing helps the snow stay in place. The packed snow, mixed with future snow and future compaction makes for a better skiing surface. The breaking up of the snowpack and the breaking up of propagation pathways reduces the chance of avalanches.