4-6" of heavy powder sat over crust. Light snow fell until 1100hrs. Skiers were mainly overcast/obscured, however patches of sun surprised us from about 1100 onwards. Light-mod winter were mainly only noticeable at Herman Saddle.
With the sun breaks the snow surface rapidly became moist on south-facing slopes. Rollerballs ran from steep, rocky areas. I didn't encounter any natural wet loose avalanches, however, we were able to trigger them with turns or ski cuts on all steep southerly slopes, running ~4" deep on the crust, small in size (D1).
4-6" of heavy powder was present over a crust on all aspects and elevations that we traveled. We found drifts 1-1.5 ft deep at 5000+ feet in isolated areas. We found that the new snow was generally well bonded to the crust, especially at elevations below 5000ft. Midday sun breaks caused rapid moistening and consolidating of the snow above the crust on south-facing slopes.
Layer Depth/Date: 4" / 3-31