Heavy snowfall (S4) died down at 0830hrs. Skies cleared fully by 1100hrs but 2 hours later skies became obscured for a couple hours, before partly clearing again. Mixed bag! Slight signs of snow transport from early this am were present above 4000ft, but all snow remained very low density. Around a foot more snow at the surface is easily available for transport.
Several small and very small storm slab avalanches running during last night's storm were visible today. Even signs of weakness in areas not steep enough to slide. (Cracking was seen on moderate angle slopes). There were about 3 inches of fresh snow coating the slides. They ran on the new snow/old snow interface.
8 inches to a foot of last night's storm snow was overlying the Dec 26-27 snow. The new snow was reactive during the storm and was not reactive where we traveled during the day with either natural or human-triggered avalanches. The Solstice Crust was buried about 3 feet down, and we did not get any test results on that layer.
Layer Depth/Date: 22cm/Dec-30
Comments: Mainly very small avalanches on nearly all steep slopes were seen, but only during the storm. Sensitivity decreased greatly since.