Snow showers, moderate at times, with periods of wind.
No new avalanches observed
Today I made a quick trip up Bullion and threw a few holes in the ground looking at the 2/25 interface and some older layers.
Hand pits and uptrack tests consistently showed a poor bond on my approach with light fluffy snow moving easily on a crust. Digging on a predominantly shaded slope along the standard uptrack, numerous small column tests helped to verify the poor bond to the 2/25 interface, with compression tests failing easily. It was failing both above and below the 2/25 crust, which was mostly ski-supportable, but not boot. The HST is fairly low-density but would come off in blocks before quickly falling apart to appear loose. Generally speaking, it lacked the rigidity we look for in a slab. This changed in wind-loaded locations, however, where firmer blocks were found to move easily on the underlying crust - albeit not far. There was weaker snow found below the 2/25 but extended column tests did not produce any results. Additionally, I took a closer look at a deeper layer (2/13) that was highlighted during shovel shear tests. I found some faceted grains at this interface and a deep tap test failed suddenly and planar. It was roughly 2 feet below the surface.
Similar conditions were found on an aspect that typically receives direct solar input, but there were more crusts and the snowpack was shallower.
Near ridgelines, fresh cornices and drifts were developing due to actively blowing snow. On the leeward side of ridgelines, it was easy to identify fatter wind-loaded areas even with poor visibility. I may have spotted an old shallow crown from the weekend on a previously wind-loaded slope, but it wasn't anything to write home about.
Descending anything steep was just riding on the crust below. Lower-angled slopes produced a more pleasant skiing experience.