From buttermilk Rd (7,500') up SE Gully to summit of Mt. Tom (13,600') back down.
*Sun slayed behind clouds from sunrise until 10:10am, which slowed the melt/softening considerably. Very firm skinning / booting conditions until about 11:30 on SE and E aspects which started to soften. Mostly calm winds today with isolated light gusts. Calm at ridgetop. Skied from summit at 1:15pm which seemed like the best time for today given early cloud cover etc.. Some evidence of wet slides from previous several days between 11,000-12,000' (ESE aspect). No new point releases noted today.
-6:45am, 8,200', North facing = 3-4cm frozen crust ontop of moist snow.
-9:20am, 10,800', SE facing = Top 14cm frozen melt freeze crust ontop of 1.5ft+ of large grain moist snow.
-2:00pm, 9,900', SE 25 deg slope = Thin high cloud cover, ski pen 2cm, boot pen 3cm.
-2:15pm, 8,800', NE = 5cm wet grains ontop of firm melt-freeze layer.
-2:!5pm, 8,500', NNE aspect = manky and sticky
See attached video for previous wet-slide debris and snow softening / skiing conditions at ~11,000', ESE aspect, 2pm.