Took advantage the forecasted clear day to get in some views before the next storm ramps up. Skied several laps in the friendly peaks. Skinning up phantom trees was challenging at times due to the rain crust, but significantly more snow was found above 4500'
Upper bowls skied excellent! Some wind affect observed but nothing notable. We were treated to a great explosives show across the valley as Alpy pro patrol used a helicopter to conduct control work; didn't observe any large slides from this. However, Chair peak was riddled with large crowns, some connecting terrain features. Also saw a smaller avalanche in thunder basin. Heard second hand the top of the slot was very wind-loaded. By our last lap, the sun was taking its toll on the snow and rollerballs were easy to create. It was even worse down through the phantom trees, where the 4-6" on top of the crust slid easily in small wet slabs and large rollerballs.