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Observation: Baldy

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Salt Lake » Little Cottonwood Canyon » Alta Ski Area » Baldy
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Baldy (Alta)
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Wind Loading
Only 1-2" of snow accumulation from 5/20 snowfall. Clear signs of high winds on the shoulder with sustrugi and ripple waves on snow surface. Did not observe any propogating cracking, but cracking underfoot in wind blown areas. Snow was blocky/slabby (but not collapsing or propagating; shallow new snow), and observed rounded little wind slabs. Weird quality snow but skied well in areas that were frozen smooth underneath. A bit of sluff on way down, but not enough to cause problems where i skied (it might in a chute or more entrainable area).
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