The riding conditions are improving with each storm. I did not venture too far off the beaten path today, but some riders were finding decent snow although there is only about two feet on the ground in the Gold Hill area. I was finding about 12-15" of low density new snow from this past storm.
I dug a couple quick snow pits in the lower Gold Hill area today with the first photo of a southeast facing slope where the new/old snow interface is easy to find where a crust developed with clear weather last week.
The north facing snow pit has the early season weak, sugary faceted snow near the ground where the concerns are right now.