Definition of windslab in English:


Line breaks: wind|slab
Pronunciation: /ˈwɪndslab


[mass noun]
  • A thick crust formed on the surface of soft snow by the wind, of a kind liable to slip and create an avalanche.
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    • Twight and I briefly considered the West Rib or the Messner Couloir, but both had two feet of avalanche-prone windslab over blue ice.
    • The new low-density snow has not bonded so watch for cohesive windslabs that have formed over the top.
    • These windslabs often obscure rocks and other hazards and react easily to skier traffic.

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