We were mostly in sheltered terrain, but occasional moderate gusts of wind passed through while on the ridge. Brief patches of blue skies were seen, but it was mostly snowing in variable bursts during our morning tour. up to a rate of more than a cm an hour (s1). The new snow was very low density.
Northerly aspects: 4500-5000ft: We found a mainly right side up snowpack. Ski pen was approx 20cm. Nice dry powder. Sluffing only occurred in very steep areas in the top 1cm or so of snow. There was buried surface hoar beneath the new snow, which was not deep enough when we were out there to pose a problem. Other layers that stood out in a pit were the 12/8 buried surface hoar layer, found about 35cm down but was barely discernable. Got one CTH on that layer, which was not repeatable. The mixed forms (rounding facets) beneath the 11/22 crust produced a hard deep tap test result, but again, was unrepeatable.
South-facing aspects: A 1cm crust (give or take, depending on how south-facing you were) was present beneath the new snow layer. The 50cm beneath that progressed in hardness and we found no weaknesses where we were.