Riding/snow surface conditions became much more variable today with southerlies having m/f crusts from 3/6. Mid morning solar and warm ambient were able to get start getting slopes damp by 1000, and wet by mid afternoon. The cold snow riding was holding up on ENE through N through NNW, but the snow was much more dense/thick than on 3/6. The window for cold dry snow on Thursday will continue to narrow and to NNE, N and NNW, and only slope angles > 25 degrees will survive. Challenging early morning riding and spring conditions are here, and with the large accumulations of snow from the latest event, supportable crusts may not be in place for a number of days.
See observations from Major Evans times two, Mill Peak, and explosive control avalanche cited above.
At 1300 widespread roller balls were active on steep SE, S, and SW at upper elevations. Plus numerous natural wet loose slides were observed on Superior, and other slide paths on south facing terrain in LCC. The forecast for more sun and even warmer temperatures may allow this problem to continue on Thursday during the peak of daytime heating.
High consequence moderate still appears to be the danger in isolated/outlying areas outside of the upper Cottonwoods. Natural wet activity could be called considerable during the peak hours of daytime heating and solar.
Cornice Concerns appear to be a definite problem to be aware of over the next 48 hours, and these could easily trigger large slides in many locations if they release either naturally and or by human triggers.