Before 1000 hours the new snow remained cold and dry, but the overall warmth that was housed in the snowpack continued to vent out and the depth of the new snow shrunk quickly and dramatically. Initially there was up to 15 cm of new snow resting on the dirty old snow interface. Riding was good on moderate and low angle slopes with the steeper terrain allowing the turns to be more "skittery". Despite this, the spongi-ness of the old snow surface provided a solid and good edging surface on the steeper slopes. By 1130 all slopes and aspect below 9500 feet became saturated/wet and were grabby.
Of Note: Due to the extremely warm temperatures from earlier in the week Saturated Grains/Isothermal conditions could be observed at least 30 cm down on all aspects and elevations up to 10300; and in many locations these Wet Grains were 60 cm down. Around any heat gathering sources, these conditions were at least a meter or more down.