We observed no signs of recent avalanche activity on our tour of Hurricane Hill. Surprisingly, wind-sheltered parts of N-facing bowls were still in transition and surfaces had recently become moist. The top two inches of snow in these areas were rounding precipitation particles which sit above 3 inches of 1.5-2 mm rounding facets sitting on a slightly weakening 1/30 crust that crumbles slightly when you touch it. The surface snow layers were cohesive and sticky, not weak. They should strengthen further when temperatures drop below freezing and moisture in the snowpack freezes. More exposed N aspects in this region had small sun cups and firm surfaces. We avoided these potential "slide for life" conditions.
East, south , and west aspects all softened to produce nice corn skiing during the mid-day and afternoon hours. Softening was only 1-2" deep, insufficient for avalanche concern.