Hard top layer only in certain aspects (NE, E) - difficult to break through. Seemed likely impacted by wind, especially with tree down in this section.
Signs of Unstable Snow
Did you see shooting cracks?
Did you experience collapsing or whumpfing?
We were just on an observational/educational tour - not skiing or traveling aggressively. The storm started moving in, so we chose not to dig a pit or ski. We skied back on our track. Noticed a change in snow feel in the same spot as the down tree. Overall, felt fine though we did expect more depth.