The last few weeks have brought strong winds, warm temperatures, and very little new snow. This seeming endless high-pressure has led to a dwindling snowpack, and smooth, continuous panels of snow are becoming increasingly hard to find. Some solar aspects that still hold snow are nearly isothermal and resembling something more typical to late spring. Conversely, many shaded aspects are equally thin but still harboring lose dry faceted snow. While our recent weather patterns have been less than ideal for ski quality, they have led to pretty benign avalanche conditions. Isolated instabilities may exist throughout the range, but the most significant hazards remain the thin coverage and variable surface conditions. There is undoubtedly still fun to be had out there if you are willing to put in the work. Research current access and bring the proper equipment. Approach shoes, an ice ax, and boot or ski crampons may be necessary tools depending on your objective. Don’t let the current low tide conditions lull you into a place of complacency. Even in times like this, it remains important to practice safe travel techniques and approach objectives with any eye for isolated instabilities.