Alaska Pacific University Mountain Weather class hike to Fresno weather station to do some light maintenance.
Beautiful crisp day in the mountains.
Clear skies with no wind or precipitation. Temperatures warmed up just above freezing at road level, but remained in the low twenties in the ridgeline.
The recent storm had deposited 5cm at roadside and up to 15 cm at 3400'. There was some near surface faceting going on in the top layer. We also found some needle form surface hoar in the lower elevation.
Snowpack consists mostly of the new snow from Thursday/Friday, but in the higher elevations there were 1-2 cm meltform layer at the base of the snowpack from an earlier snow event. Additionally, above 3000' there were localized pockets of thin(3-5cm) 4F hard windslab as a midpack layer.
Most likely too thin for skiing still, unless you don't mind your rock skis sliding on grass and heather.