Why is snow during warmer temperatures better for packing than snow during more cold temperatures?



Why is more wet or slightly melted snow so much better for packing?

In: Physics

It’s better because when that partially melted snow refreezes, all the liquid in between the individual snowflakes will bind them together like mortar in a wall. Then instead of having millions of individual flakes of snow you have a large chunk.

Snow in cold weather doesn’t melt as early, and the flakes don’t bind together as cohesively.