At 8am on Sunday, April 11th, we started from Heather Meadows and arrived at the base of Mt. Ann just before 9am. Problems observed were significant cross loading, recent evidence of a wind slab release beneath Mt. Ann, as well as potential problems in glide cracks and wet-loose avalanches. 2cm of surface hoar were present on our approach, sagging/consolidating by the time we reached the saddle.
Our group did not witness any avalanches, but we did witness minor/manageable sluffing with our turns on N-facing slopes. While the majority of slopes did not show signs of instability, S-facing slopes on the saddle below Mt. Ann proved to release small soft slabs as we down-booted. In certain spots, these S-facing slopes also proved to be firm + steep and tricky to navigate without caution.
Winds were calm to non existent throughout the day, and we experienced little cloud cover until ~12pm. Solar radiation was well underway. Riding conditions were delightful for April; snow quality was fast and dry.