Mondays winds created dense surface and sub-surface snow conditions, and the warm temperatures on Tuesday combined with these windy conditions to help bring on at least 25% settlement in the abundant snow fall from the weekend. HSN has now shrunk to 50 cm at 9500 feet in shady terrain. In all but except the most sheltered terrain, when turning you were only carving into tghe upper 15 cm. In more exposed terrain the snow surface was dense, wind packed and one finger to pencil hard. Afternoon solar continued to warm the snow surface on S and SW aspects with slope angles 25 degrees and greater, yet there didn't' appear to be any new significant wet loose activity in the upper elevations.