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What's up with that powdery stuff, anyway?

Updated: February 14, 2006, 5:49 PM ET
By Brian Church | Special to ESPN.com

TORINO, Italy -- As New York stakes its claim to host the Winter Olympics for the next 100 years, what do we actually know about snow?

You can't have a Winter Games without snow, period. Look at the Torino mascots, Neve the Snowball and Gliz the Ice Cube.

I turned to Dr. Richard Armstrong for help. He is a snow expert I think is from the National Snow and Ice Data Center and might well be based at the University of Colorado (read his job description in this link: Where ...

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