We had a little bit of everything, besides strong winds. In the morning the sun poked through at times. Skies became fully overcast and a few snow/rain showers passed through. No significant snow accumulations during the day. The most notable thing was that below around 4,700ft the cold air pool stayed in place while we were out. Mixed rain and snow occurred with passing showers, but below the inversion we encountered freezing rain and sleet.
A trace of new snow had fallen at some point before we arrived in the morning. Snow surfaces warmed during the day at upper elevatons, and by the time we skiied off the north side of Tye Peak we were managing potential for small wet loose avalanches and rollerballs in 10 day old snow. Above 4,700ft the weakest snow observed was on direct north aspects. Small near surface facets appeared to be rounding during the day and were about 0.5mm on average, but larger in some starting zones. Although snow surfaces became moist or wet from light rain, dry facets were preserved just below on most slopes and rested above the stout rain crust from 1/20. In most open areas the rain crust was quite smooth, and will make a good bedsurface for avalanches to run on. The overlying faceted grains appeared moderately well bonded to the rain crust. On a NE aspect at 5,400ft a tilt test popped the moist snow off the dry faceted grains in a planar failure with moderate force (5cm down from the surface, and 10cm above the 1/20 rain crust).
Below 4,700ft in elevation snow surfaces largely remained dry on all aspects, and became capped with a thin, breakable freezing rain crust later in the day. On flatter, open areas below the inversion there were crops of very large (3cm) feathery surface hoar. These became encased in ice from a layer of freezing rain and were quite strong.
The skiing became gloppy and sticky above the inversion on W-N-E aspects, but was quite good and fast below the inversion layer. Open slopes with SE-SW aspects above the inversion were softening up and would've still skiied like corn today.