Steep northerly slopes are the few places where you can still trigger a small avalanche. Look for lingering pockets of wind-drifted snow or areas of weakened, cohesionless snow on slopes steeper than about 35 degrees as potentially dangerous.
Another beautiful day in the hood
From Lucas Mouttet:
“Snow depth varied from 20-30cm in sunny spots to 40-50cm in shady areas. Storm snow was 15-25cm deep on top of surface hoar layer. The rest of the snowpack was facets of F or 4F hardness, with sun crust still existing at 10cm above ground in most areas. Didn’t observe any storm snow instabilities. Almost enough coverage to ski on north facing terrain, but not quite.”