Warm temperatures and time has helped much of the thin snowpack strengthen a bit through settlement, but overall, the basic weak upside down structure of a firmer slab above looser slightly faceted November snow at the base remains. Areas of most concern remain northerly-easterly slopes that held onto November snows and are now capped with the firmer slab from the few minimal storms we have had in December. In some places it is weak enough where even a small load, a skier, or a building wind slab from wind deposited snow may trigger a small Persistent slab. A significant storm would be really advantageous to help initiate an avalanche cycle to clean this thin scab of a degraded pack off the slopes, but we have yet to see anything of note this season thus far. Yes, it may only be December, so patience is key, but these short days and cold temps around winter solstice are when you really want some snow to be laid down, before solar angle increases and sunny aspects get warmer again. Overall, the depth of the snowpack throughout the forecast zone remains thin, sporadic to non-existent composed of a stripped landscape with a few scattered snowfields. The deepest zone, which still is far from being considered good coverage, is in the Mammoth area.