Spring-like day with clear sunny skies and calm winds. Temperature inversion was noticeable with cool air below 3000ft and very warm air above with temperatures in the upper 40's F at 1:30pm at 7500ft.
No new avalanches.
Continuous snow began near 1800ft with a significant increase in the height of snow near 4000ft. Above this elevation, there was a thin, breakable surface crust on E-S-W aspects that softened throughout the day. Below, 2-6in of wind affected snow was well bonded to the late January crust which was knife-hard and 2in thick. Below, there were layers of facets, rounded polycrystals, and melt-freeze crusts, but no concerning results in snowpack tests. Above treeline, many slopes were scoured down to the late January crust, which softened on sunny slopes and made for corn-like skiing. The best turns were on steeper S slopes between 6000-75000ft in the early afternoon. Below 6000ft, the surface snow became sticky and wet by 11am, but still made for smooth turns. Cornice formations were not particularly impressive, but a few were sagging on sunny east aspects with evidence of small chunks falling off in recent days.
Comments: 2-6in of wet snow on the late January crust