Goals today were to look for recently-formed wind slabs and keep an eye on snow surfaces. While I saw evidence of recent wind, I did not find any wind slabs - even along a high corniced ridge. I suspect they exist but are likely isolated. Not surprisingly, snowpack surfaces are a weak mess of facets and crusts beneath 3" of newer snow. Likely to be a problem someday, but for the time being, it's keeping the skiing and riding conditions quite good.
Warmer than past couple days, but still fairly cold. Winds looked like they were occasionally gusting to MOD based on occasional light wind transport, but they were light when I topped out on a ridge.
I found 7cm of newer snow sitting on a variety of weak snow surfaces. A 20-30cm thick layer of well-developed FCsf exist on shady slopes - it's getting hard to punch in a skin track on steeper sidehills. Solars have a fairly stout crust with newer facets above and well-developed facets below.
I saw lots of areas with recent wind effect. A number of areas had the surface texture indicative of wind slabs, but ended up being a thin wind skin (see photo). I stomped along an upper elevation, corniced ridge and did some ski cutting on some mid-slope features that appeared loaded, but I did. not actually find any wind slabs.
Ski cutting produced some small dry loose slides that didn't gain a ton of mass, but did run fairly far. I would guess these would be a bigger problem in steeper and/or bigger terrain.
@9200', E: HS 160cm. Probed 12/11 down about 120cm or so but it was pretty subtle.
I did not observe any avalanche problems.
I had no terrain closed in my morning trip plan. Terrain choices were limited more by solo travel and work environment.