There's a lot going on tomorrow at #WinterParkResort! DemoFest features some of the best manufacturers in the industry giving you a chance to try some new equipment for the season and the 31st Annual Chef's Cup Dinner and Dance has food, drink, live music and auction items - tickets are still on sale!
Did You Know?: A powder day makes you feel like you are floating and riding on air. Well, there’s a reason for that. You are! Powder has 10 times more air than packed snow.
Well, big fluffy snowflakes pile up during a storm but leave lots of air space in between each flake. The snowflakes have long hexagonal limbs that hold each other at arm’s length, and the flakes barely touch each other (imagine a room full of people where everyone holds out their arms so that they can’t get too close). Everything in between those barely touching hexagonal arms is just air. When you jump into powder, your weight breaks apart the arms from the snow crystals (gently setting you down) while pushing the air out of the snow (air-cushioned landing!).
-Dave Bahr Glaciologist and Snow Scientist (hey, someone’s got to do it!)