Out of the parking lot and up to about 1500' there was about 1"- 2" of new snow. Around 1500' we began to see small poorly developed surface hoar intermixed with the newly fallen snow. As we ascended further into the mid-elevation clouds we found that these surface hoar crystals were larger, well developed (2-3mm), and widespread. These crystals were present up to the top of Sunburst and even on ridges and wind effected features.
At these higher elevations we found 3"-4" of new light snow and a lack of this snow on ridges. Despite the clear view of the sun above the clouds there was no noticeable warming of the snow surface. Some very small rollers seemed to be initiating off of ski tracks but we did not observe any natural rollers or sun related sluffing. We were however able to observe larger sluff piles at the base of gullies and runouts from the library.