Thursday, January 10, 2013

Snow Science: How Steep is Steep?

Ever wonder how steep the slope is you're skiing or riding? There's a good chance it's not even close to how steep you think it is. Meteorologist Joel Gratz breaks down why we constantly over estimate the steepness of a slope and why slopes between 30 and 45 degrees are prime to slide.

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