No recent loading, avalanches, or obvious signs of instability. The weak snow at the ground is generally deeper than 100 cm in this location and slab avalanches seem unlikely.
Inversion fog and low clouds near Hailey, gradually more sun as I headed to Ketchum and north. Lots of hoar frost in the valley bottoms. Mostly sunny near Galena Pass with some passing clouds that seemed to increase in coverage midday.
Middle elevation surfaces are a hodgepodge of small facets, surface hoar, and melt-freeze crusts. Faceting is only affecting the upper 20 cm or so in this location. Ski pen was never more than 20 cm. The "old snow" 12/11 layer was moist, relatively thin, and the facets were rounding. No other obvious weak layers were observed.
8,800' E-facing, HS = 130 cm:
Surface hoar at the surface
130-129, weak melt-freeze crust
129-113, F, faceting, ECTN6 @ 113
20-0, Ice mass + moist rounding facets
Layer Depth/Date: >100 cm
Weak Layer(s): Dec 11, 2021 (FC)
Comments: Observed on middle elevation E, but shaded where known to exist.
I avoided wind-affected, >38 deg slopes where 12/11 is known to exist.