We were looking for instability on southern aspects, where the new snow sits on the buried sun crust described in the recent forecasts, but didn't see much evidence. A new sun crust is developing quickly on SE,S and SW aspects.
E and NE aspects provided surprisingly good skiing. The storm snow appeared to be bonding well. We couldn't get any snow moving, even on purpose on small rollovers . We ventured onto the steep 40 degree mountain top terrain here for the first time this season.