Overcast sky in the AM with mid level clouds, breaking up by 1-2pm then mostly sunny. Light breeze from the west, with no blowing snow observed.
Found surface hoar on all open slopes and aspects above about 5000ft, and in valley bottoms at lower elevations. Shaded slopes held some small near surface facets as well. Surface hoar was 3-10mm, averaged about 8mm. The only places it wasn't growing was in the thicker forests with dense canopy.
This all sits over a mixed bag of previous surfaces: Firm windboard in the alpine, a thin rain crust below about 5.500ft, and suncrust on SE-SW. We did find some soft snow left in the NTL and BTL, mainly in shaded and sheltered glades, which made for some nice skiing with surface hoar to speed things up. -Matt Primomo