By Rob McCormick

New snow from the weekend improved conditions far more than expected.  On Tuesday north facing aspects in the backcountry offered great powder, especially on lower angle slopes where ski float allowed you to avoid the crust layer. Dave Rintala from Pacific Crest Snowcats said yesterday the new snow was beginning to bond with the previous firm layer. Warmer temperatures are expected today and tomorrow.   I hope to tour this afternoon to see if things are still holding up.

Here’s footage of my son at Squaw Valley on Sunday and me in the backcountry on Tuesday: