Have you ever experienced a face shot (get your minds out of the gutter). I am talking about on the hill, you know when the snow hits your face, blinds you and suffocates you when you turn your skis or board. This is a phenomenon caused by really light and deep snow. Scientifically, light snow has very low moisture content (less than 7%). This is the type of snow you see in Utah, Colorado and Montana. If you are from the West coast the moisture content of your snow is upwards of 50%. So whats the big deal? Well if you are asking that you have never experienced the light, cold smoke of the inter-mountain West, and well if that is the case, I am sorry for you.
One resort known for their super light snow, is Bridger Bowl in Bozeman, MT. If you don’t know, Bridger Bowl is a flashback hidden gem of a ski resort outside of Bozo. One of our contributors, Rochelle who lives up there now was lucky enough to have a day off in the middle of a record storm. It was a couple of weeks ago it was literally puking snow up at Bridger and over a few days the storm brought over 52″ of cold smoke pow. Rochelle’s pictures speak for themselves.