Mild temperatures with moderate westerly winds and clear skies. No available snow for transport and the top 1-3cm of snow surfaces softened nicely in the sun.
A generally strong snowpack exists, and we did not observe any weak snow or surface hoar on the crust in these locations. Northern aspects held a more substantial snowpack with a melt-freeze crust on the surface. Even without weak snow over them, these slick crusts may act as a good bed surface when we get additional snow.
While there were still significant cornices hanging over north and east aspects, many had melted back or failed.
Above 5500ft, we observed pockets 1-2inches of snow from the Valentine's Day storm that winds had drifted into a dappled texture with moist, rounding grains and an ever so slight melt-freeze crust on the surface. It was just enough for minor glopping on your skins but still skied like corn snow.
The top 2-3cm of snow softened in the sun and made for enjoyable spring corn skiing.