A partly cloudy start to the day and some cooling southerly winds may keep solar aspects from warming as much as they have the last couple of days, but it is still important to be observant of changing conditions related to heating of slopes. We are in the transitional time of the year when most snowfields are still in a wintery state and are adjusting and changing with the increased day light and warming temperatures. Aspect choice is key right now- not only for finding good riding, but to avoiding getting on slopes that are too wet or conversly are boiler plate. Some northerly aspects in areas are skiing pretty well, while a majority are composed of a variety of unpleasent snow surfaces from breakable crust to super firm windboard. Being aware of CORNICES and avoiding traveling on or below them; intense solar and warm temperatures can contribute to destabilization of these hanging features.