Riding objectives have become increasingly limited with challenging snow surfaces and the lack of fresh snow. Even still, it was impressive to see Saturday's extreme winds eroding and moving more snow. With projected clear skies and increased solar input, be aware of the potential for loosening panels of snow or spindrift that may be high above you, particularly when you’re in gullies or chutes that can funnel cascading snow. This should be particularly considered when travelling where warming sunny aspects threaten your location from above.
Most exposed terrain consists of firm, smooth wind board conditions and both soft and hardened sastrugi. “Slide for life” conditions, thin snow cover and potential for hitting obstacles are the biggest hazards right now. The snowpack is extremely variable both in depth and structure across the forecast zone, so every drainage and mountain should be looked at with a critical eye to assess what is really going on in your specific area.