Strong winds at the ridgeline with significant wind transport. Wind direction was primarily from the W, but we observed significant variability in the loading patterns in the terrain.
Below treeline we found approximatly 30 cms of low density storm snow, well adhered to a firm crust from 12/22.
On S/SW aspects near tree line, we found 10-45 cm of storm snow. There was significant wind transport, and by the end of the day the snow surface was becoming increasingly stiff. Beneath the storm snow, we could locate a thin crust from 12/22, and another from 12/18. These crusts were both ski supportable. The only place we could feel them while skiing was in steep slopes facing due south.
On E aspects near tree line we found 45-60 cm of storm snow. We could not locate crusts from the recent storms in the top 3 ft of the snowpack. Snowpack tests highlighted the interface between the old and new snow, but this interface did not produce significant results.
Comments: Sensitive at ridgelines, but limited propagation observed. Small test slopes released slabs that stayed contained within the feature.