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Upper Big Cottonwood Canyon
An ECT test at 10,000' on an east facing 28 degree slope produced a 30/nil result. We felt one collapse along a ridgeline, but did not see any natural avalanches or cracking. There was very little wind and the temperatures remained cold (teens) all day. On a steeper test slope, I was able to break loose a pocket of the new snow, but it was more of a sluff than a clean fracture. Due to the amount of new snow, I think the danger was considerable and likely to remain that way as long as the cloud cover prevails. With warming temperatures and/or a clear day, I would expect easterly aspects to stabilize rapidly.
The skiing seems good on all upper aspects with no real reason to push steeper north facing slopes.
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