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How many words are there for snow?

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Let's not dip into the Eskimo dictionary - we'd never stop. Here's a few skiers' terms, posted on the Skiing Magazine website (admittedly with a give-away American dialect):

Powder, fluff, cream, meringue, graupel, corduroy, mashed potatoes, corn, death cookies, death mank, freshies, styrofoam, windbuff, oatmeal, velvet, champagne, boilerplate, slab, slough, glaze, rime, crud, downy pillows, life-giving nectar, Rocky Mountain love dust.

What, in heaven's name, is "graupel"?

How about some utterly British snow words? "Crispy heather" is a phrase I know from Scotland.
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White stuff
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Some more phrases from Scotland: Ice, Crud and Slush.
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I like 'Maiden Form' as a term for an extended field of gently undulating moguls.
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Wow, they have 'slush' in Scotland now? That's global warmimg for U!
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graupel is the riming of a snow crystal. sounds painful to me.

porridge ?
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"Bwrw Eira" is what is said up here in North Wales
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Interestingly they've listed "meringue" but not "crust". This seems a bit pretentious to me. There's a critical distinction between 'crust' and 'breakable crust', but you'd feel a right prat telling a ski companion "I don't like this breakable meringue."
I wonder if they call it 'Pavlova', or 'Breakable Pavlova' on the Australian and New Zealand hills?
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How about some truly British words "associated" with snow ?

Country grinds to a halt ?

I mean come on what is the wrong kind of snow ?? the only wrong kinda snow I know of is Yellow snow Smile
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Let's have some more snow words, then. I like the puddings theme. 'Sorbet' should be there, or Haagen Dazs for those pistes you share with a very special friend.
Maybe 'fromage frais' for gloopy wet new snow.
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If they are to be utterly British, shouldn't they involve understatement. Such as 'slightly slippery' for a sheet of blue ice
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How about using "dicey" to describe a sheet of blue ice
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I like dicey. How about 'bit sticky' for extreme porridge.
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Nope, I prefer "Stickski"

i.e "as the afternoon wore on the strong sun caused problems with a lot of Stickski on the southfacing slopes"
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Slowplough. So, to combine your excellent word 'dicey' with its context, the full exclamation is:

"Sheet, this slope is really dicey."
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With me I find it goes! Sh*t this slope is really.aaarrrrrrrrrgggggggghh!
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Lets make some up: sherbert; cumulous; powderpuff; blotting paper; death slide; slurry. Hence "had to pick up some speed to make it through the heavy cumulous back there...".
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Having recently come back from the Gorm, another term definitely in use should be ROCK! We also came across some GRAVEL (thank god they weren't my skis).
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Lorraine, shouldn't that be "sheet this slope is really aaarrrrrrrrggggggghhh, look out diners" Laughing Wink
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Maybe all snow should be called 'Peter', in honour of the excitable arm-waving swingometer fanatic who does our election broadcasts.

I mean, wouldn't you love to have Peter Snow on your ski holiday? His pole plants must be brilliant.
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Good one David:!:
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Mark - don't tell me you've seen the video! We're still waiting. Lorraine away for the week so at least that long to go. Confused
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Here in the Cascade Mountains we have the lovely "Cascade Concrete"
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That sounds like a variation on 'Sierra cement'
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