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Definition of snowpack in English:

noun

A mass of lying snow that is compressed and hardened by its own weight: the snowpack is melting a decent depth of snowpack
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  • Spring came and the snowpack melted like an ice cube on hot asphalt, instead of compacting and forming the vast fields of perfect-corn snow we expected.
  • The next day, the bright Arizona sunshine was back in action, melting the snowpack in the Huachuca Mountains.
  • He digs snow pits to look for weak layers in the snowpack, and cuts sections of the slope with his skis to see if he can dislodge unstable pockets.

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