Avalanche Forecasts are for use by experienced backcountry travelers in uncontrolled sidecountry and backcountry terrain. These forecasts and conditions do not apply to open, in-bounds terrain at ski resorts, which is subject to avalanche control by local resort ski patrol.
Stick to smooth, lower angled slopes and low speeds for the best odds of avoiding early season hazards. Even a small avalanche would be a big problem with such low snow.
Surface conditions are a mix of surface hoar topping a few cm of faceting snow in shaded, sheltered areas, sun crust on steep south and west-facing slopes, and wind effect on exposed terrain at treeline and above.
A crust with facets or depth hoar exists at or near the ground.
Expect early-season conditions with a shallower-than-average snowpack. At treeline, snowpack depths are between 30-80 cm. Below treeline, snowpack depths taper quickly.
No new avalanches have been reported in the past few days. This should stay the same until the region receives more snow.
Observations are limited this time of year. Please consider filling out a MIN report if you do head out in the backcountry! ð