WEATHER: Clear Sky. At ridgeline winds where westerly, moderate with strong gusts. Winds died down in the afternoon. Warmer temps then the last few days.
SNOWPACK/AVALANCHE OBS: Snow surfaces on south facing slopes surprisingly softened throughout the day even with the morning winds. Slopes with an easterly tilt below ridgelines and in crossloaded gullies had a couple nice creamy inches of blown snow from last Mondays dust on crust. These wind loaded pockets where up to 4″ deep and didn’t produce any cracking or movement while skiing. lots of snowmobile high marking and some ski tracks on NE faceting terrain at the same elevations with no avalanche results.