Overall, the depth of the snowpack throughout the forecast zone remains thin and sporadic to non-existent. Recent violent winds have also left a stripped and harsh surface where snowfields actually exist amongst the landscape of rock. The deepest snowpack, which still is far from being considered good coverage, is in the Mammoth area, with the southern part of the forecast zone possessing practically no skiing potential except for a few filled in gullies and couloirs up very high. The northern part of the zone is better than the south, but the higher country with snow is still quite difficult to access at this point. The snowpack is primarily composed of weak, faceted, basal snow now capped by firmer persistent slabs with even firmer surface wind board on top. Some sheltered northerly trees still have some soft surfaces, but any aspect that has seen some sun and felt the warm temperatures of the past week has been cooked down and crusted over. There is plenty of poor structured snow that will likely be dangerous and reactive for avalanche conditions once we get a new load of snow upon it. It will be interesting to see what happens this coming weekend with slated storms on the horizon.