The snow globe continues to produce. Another 2-3 inches landed last night. Since it did get a bit warm yesterday that new snow is sitting on a little crust layer. The crust is a half inch thick in some places and didn't seem to be to grabby while skiing. Under that crust is still that dry fluffy snow we saw at the beginning of the week. That rain crust layer at the bottom is still holding strong. Average snow depth where we dug was anywhere from 1'6" to 2'. There is still PLENTY of water running underneath so watch out for open water and don't fully trust drainages yet. In our opinion the backcountry is not full green light but getting VERY close. Our snow checks were at 1,700' on a north facing slope @ 6:00am.
With this crust layer close to the top of the snowpack make sure to ski cautiously. This is perfect knee busting snow. Our opinion is to take out your fat skis to try and stay on top of this crust the best you can. With all this running water it is great to carry some skin wax and rub on ski wax. Just incase you have an encounter with some water. With the forecast staying cold its a great time to come get a hot wax and put a blend of all temp/Cool temp wax on.
Have fun, Ski safe, Always Explore - Robby