Snow Quality

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Snow Quality could be determined by collect fresh snow samples and determine weight per Cubic Foot or Cubic Meter and state the quality in snow density like pounds per Cubic Foot or density per Cubic Meter.

A far simpler and practical method is to test the snow on the ground in the production snow plume while snow guns are operating by doing a Snow Ball Test. The quality can be determined on a scale from 1 to 6 according to the table below:


[edit] The Snowball Test

Quality Description
1 Snow cannot be packed, powder
2 Snow can only be packed into a loose ball that falls apart
3 Snow can be packed into a ball that can be broken apart
4 Snow can be packed into a dense ball that does not change color when squeezed
5 Snow can be packed into a dense ball that changes to a darker color when squeezed but no water comes out
6 Snow can be packed into a dense ball that discharges water when squeezed

[edit] Reference

  • Ratnik Industries Inc. [1]

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