Cool and cloudy day with a trace of snowfall. Winds were light, gusting moderate. Little snow transport observed from the dominant wind direction. Occasional gusts would drop snow from trees.
Observations in the Maggies area showed an average snow pack just over 3 feet deep with light snow on the top and getting progressively more dense with depth. Moving out of the forest and on to the ridgeline is was clear that significant wind transport had taken place with the predominant wind direction being from the SW and loading NNE slopes. The snow surface varied from stiff wind board to soft, light snow with a 10' ski penetration. Wind slabs are likely present on Northern Aspects. Below the Maggies ridgeline on the road side, a 20 cm wind stiffened layer of snow exists that shows slab character but was unreactive to ski tests.