Varied and inconsistent snow.
Difficult snow conditions - often crusty or icy on top, with soft mush underneath.
Uneven ruts in crusty snow caused by heavy ski traffic.
(Jargon Rating= 2) Crud is snow that has melted and refrozen again, forming a crust on top.
heavy wet snow that is unsuitable for skiing
Transition snow that is not packed down by skiers or grooming machines. Altered by temperature changes and repeated snowfalls, it has variable consistency, making it difficult to ski on.
Powder that has been tracked out, or unpredictable snow.
Tracked out powder.
Snow of variable consistency because of temperature changes and several snowfalls.