Weather changed constantly, from only having about 50m visibility and S10 (very heavy) snowfall, to occasional sucker holes where we could actually see nearby and adjacent slopes. About 6 inches fell overnight, and another 6 inches fell through midday. Snow was low density and cold. Sunny patches became more frequent in the afternoon. Around 6 inches fell at 3500ft, and snowline was about 1200ft but most snow in the bottom few hundred feet melted during the day.
The new snow sat over a thin, still-moist 4/8 crust about a foot down, and we found the layers were well bonded to each other. The crust was boot supportable some of the time. We only traveled in areas where the new snow had been minimally wind-affected. There were no slablike qualities where we were, just dry low-density snow with some graupel mixed in.
As we were heading down intense sun shone, and the lower elevation cut banks had very small rollerballs running down them.