Snow depths ranged from 1 foot on southerly aspects at 6300’ to 3 feet on north aspects at 7300’. Supportive rain crust mid pack from 11/17 warm up with 2-12 inches of new snow that was beginning to weaken with the clear cold evenings. This weakening snow and how well it bonds to the rain crust will be the layer of concern in the future once we get more significant snow.
Early season conditions existed with buried logs, stumps, rocks, and shrubs poking through the surface. Cautious skiing but good travel conditions. Sunny aspects had formed a solar crust, north aspects are surface hoar in protected areas.