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Interesting stuff Rockpen. We always call them Whale Tails.

I have heard that the water content of the snow also impacts how long they keep them on the trail. For instance if blowing snow during real windy conditions they will make a wetter snow so it doesn't get blown around.. and then they need to let that stick around longer to cure as rockpen noted.
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