Variable ski conditions defined the day as we traveled in Crystal Lakes and Morse Creek.
Solar aspects held 1" of recent snow over a very firm crust. Overcast conditions prevented wet loose avalanches from becoming a problem, although we did see roller ball action during brief sun breaks.
Polar aspects held 1-3" of recent snow over a more variable crust. This crust was at times firm and boot supportable, and in other places thin, rotten, and breakable under skis. I did not find significant faceting around the 1/12 crust in the areas we traveled in.
Overall the biggest hazard of the day was still slide-for-life skinning conditions and an abundance of prominent avalanche debris from 1/12. Despite this rosy conditions report, views were pleasant, the weather was nice, and company was good.