No, this frost isn't on performance-enhancing drugs. What you see in the photos is called hoarfrost. It's not snow. We've had 3 days of hoarfrost and it's been such a treat.
I'm at the top of the mountain after hiking on my skis for 45 minutes.
The sun will warm the air and the hoarfrost will fall off the trees it will look
like it's snowing. Skiing hoarfrost is like skiing through a bowl of dry cornflakes
you can hear the crystals hitting your ski pants. Hoarfrost makes for some
fun runs. It adds another dimension to the skiing experience.
You can see the snow sparkling those are hoarfrost crystals growing out of the surface
of the snow. Today the crystals were twice as big because the conditions were just right over night.
Sorry for unexpected photo blog posts but I've been cleaning my shop - again and reassessing
some goals for 2017.
Thanks for your understanding. MB