New snowfall did not change the stability here. Some very small wet loose were observed involving the new snow running on crusts.
Light N wind with occasional moderate gusts. Mid and low-level clouds hung in the White Clouds and near the Pass but we enjoyed mostly sunny skies.
New snow was moist early in the day. The crusts beneath the new snow on S and SE-facing slopes were stout and capped with a shiny ice layer. On steep N-facing slopes, a temperature crust was observed at 8700'. All crusts regardless of aspect were faceted beneath.
No snow remained wet or moist below the crusts. Well-developed percolation columns were traced down between 40 and 70 cm on a few steeper S and SE-facing slopes. The facets around the perc columns were dry. The meltwater columns ended once the hardness increased to 4F/1F- near the base of the mid-pack slab.
No avalanche problems today.
We did not observe any substantially wind-loaded slopes. We encountered a few small drifts on the N side of exposed ridgelines. The wind here was S and SW during snowfall. It doesn't appear that the subsequent switch to N wind did much. The slabs were no more than 15 cm thick and tapered quickly.
We observed small, sun-induced loose snow dribblers on very steep, rocky, S and SE-facing slopes at middle and upper elevations. There is a nice stout, slick crust for them to run on. It seems like these will remain small for now. It would take a fair bit of heat to break down the crust beneath.
Some heavier facet sluffing is still on the table on shaded upper elevations.
We skied confined steep terrain.