The current snowpack is mostly stable and normal caution is advised. Loose dry sluffing is possible in steep northerly terrain. It may also be possible to trigger a shallow pocket of wind drifted snow in isolated areas or extreme terrain.
Even with a generally stable early-season snowpack you may find isolated areas with weak surface snow. As we go into an extended high pressure areas with a thinner snowpack may break down faster. If you hear whoomping or feel collapsing the snowpack is telling you things are unsettled and you may want to re-assess your travel plans.
from the Snowbasin area from November 13th gives us some great details on the state of the snowpack in the Ogden area mountains and Drew's observation
from November 9th paints a picture of the area around Powder Mountain.
We're particularly interested in finding areas where the rain crust is present at lower elevations.
If you get out and dig a pit let us know by submitting observations here
Northeast aspect Snowbasin 8900' (Gagne)
North aspect Powder Mountain 8910' (Hardesty)