Went up Pauls' ridge today, and found fairly good conditions overall with plenty of early season hazards lurking below the surface. HS is 60-80cm, pretty much all since Thursday. We had very easy resistant planar results on a facet-crust combo at the base of the snowpack. This crust is probably more prevalent at higher altitudes (where the earlier snowfall was preserved) and could be more of a concern. The crust is non existent lower down. Plenty of whumphing occurred as the snowpack settled over the blueberry bushes and other groundcover vegetation.
When we came down this evening it was snowing S3 down to about 400m. Unfortunately it looks like it will rain tomorrow, which will change a lot of things so let's all think cold thoughts and hopefully the cold storms keep marching through this week.
As mentioned, there's plenty of early season hazards to hit so pick your lines with care.