No hard signs of instability
Shallow snowpack as expected, but enough to ski. Less red flags in structure and no propagation. Dug 4-5 pits, one of few places I've been to this year without easily identifiable 12/7 buried surface hoar. Curious if less prevalent below certain elevation band?
saw development of N wind and cloud cover in northern sector of zone, but this region stayed fairly isolated. Little wind until 4pm. cold temps (8-12F)
above 7K, HS 50-60cm.
difficult to find 12/7
basal 0-15cm 2mm FC moist
skied here on 12/25 --> now on 12/27 extensive surface hoar development
normal caution - avoiding traps, etc. skied slopes to 32* on N aspects.