The latest storm has buried near surface facets beneath 30 inches of snow which has now settled out to around 18 inches. Recent observations have shown this buried weak layer to be very reactive on shady slopes facing north and east. Our travels today revealed this buried weak layer also exists on W facing slopes. A snow pit on a WSW at 11,250 ft revealed a poor snow pack structure and produced an ECTP 11 on small grained facets beneath a pencil hard crust 40 cm below the surface. We decided not to ski this slope and moved over to a south aspect. No buried facets found on the southerly slopes. The new snow here is sitting on a hard, uneven, and somewhat rough surface. The snow here is well bonded. On the ski out we crossed more W facing slopes. We triggered a small avalanche while skiing a steep rollover. We experienced three collapses in shady spots on the ski out. All of this is in agreement with what has been reported over the last couple days. The buried weak layer is more reactive at low and mid elevations than it is at high elevations (at least on the westerlies). Sheltered spots are more likely to harbor this buried weak layer. The trigger point for the avalanche was right on the edge of the trees in the shade, while the sunny slope 50 feet away was not reactive.