On the first day the HR road was open for Presidents day weekend, winter recreationalist were excited to find 8" of new light snow. Skys were overcast today and light to moderate winds out of the SSW made quick work of the new snow by scouring ridgelines and depositing fresh soft slabs on northern lee slopes. The storm snow it self did not slab up and made for fine skiing and riding. A snow pit and a few tests were performed on a NW aspect today at 5400'. The persistent layer of facets above the 1/13 crust is still present, and is believed to be more preserved in more areas with increasing elevation. You have to dig to find and this snowpac problem, and avoiding large avalanche slopes for the near future is the best way to avoid it.