Snow and weather conditions continue to be hazardous today with plenty of recent snowfall and wind, and enough forecast throughout today to keep the snowpack unstable. However, the danger that worries me the most today is the human factor. As the storm works its way south and east today and snowfall becomes more showery, winds lighter, people will naturally want to venture out into the mountains. But remember that most avalanche problems take hours to days to subside and while the snowpack will slowly trend towards stability the risk of playing in avalanche terrain is still high. You will need expert route-finding skills and the discipline to make very conservative decisions in order to stay safe today. Rule out avalanche terrain steeper that 30 degrees, which includes the slopes near or under avalanche terrain. Terrain traps like gullies or above cliffs are also good places to avoid. Even lower elevations may continue to see avalanche activity today. Obstacles may have been covered over just enough to be invisible, but still hit-able. Winds at middle and upper elevations will still be breezy. Wind chill and poor visibility at times may complicate your travels. Another round of heavy snow showers may complicate things locally by this evening.