THURSDAY NIGHT: 5 cm of new snow. Alpine temperatures near -10 and ridgetop winds light from the northeast.FRIDAY: Cloudy with snow amounts 5-7 cm. Alpine temperatures near -12 and ridgetop winds moderate from the northeast.SATURDAY: A mix of sun and cloud. Alpine temperatures near -8 and ridgetop winds moderate from the northeast. SUNDAY: Sunny with alpine temperatures near -12. Ridgetop winds mostly light from the northeast with strong gusts.
On Wednesday, few small pockets of wind slab were easily triggered by the weight of a skier up to size 2 in the alpine.
Alpine terrain is heavily wind affected to varying degrees on all aspects. The 40-50 cm of new snow from last weekend has been redistributed initially by strong southwesterly winds and now northerly outflow winds forming reactive pockets of wind slab. This sits on a crust on all aspects except north and possibly a mixture of weak feathery surface hoar or sugary facets in isolated sheltered terrain at treeline and below which hasn't shown much reactivity.The remainder of the snowpack is generally well-settled.