This site is connected with the course "Sami Culture, Yesterday and Today." But any and all are welcome to view this site and think about the cultural experience of snow.
Over the centuries, people speaking Sámi languages have developed extensive and nuanced terminology for describing snow.
It can be described in terms of texture and quality;
degree to which it is trodden or marked by tracks and prints;
degree to which it is easy to ski on,
and many other characteristics.
By clicking on any of the links above, you can learn some 28 different terms for snow types in Lule Sámi, as documented by Yngvar Ryd in his interviews with Sámi reindeer herder Johan Rassa over the course of five winters.