Geoff wrote:I get a distinct color change between snow and ice. The snow looks white and the ice looks less white. Am I some kind of space alien or do other people see it the same way?
I see the same thing when I look down a run, in addition to the other colors like blue and yellow that Tony mentions. In fact, I can distinguish between types of ice by the color:
Gray-very edgeable ice, usually very abrasive.
Clear-smoother and harder than gray, edges need to be feathered and
you cannot hold onto turns too long.
Blue-bulletproof! Totally smooth and very hard. Tactics are of most
importance, you gotta look for the nearest patch of softer snow.
Yellow-as Frank Zappa said, don't eat that!