Beyond the concern of fresh wind slabs today it will still be possible to find isolated areas where lingering wind slabs are sitting on weak faceted snow below. This structure is likely isolated to specific terrain features on more northerly aspects at mid and upper elevations where a relatively thin snowpack exists. While resulting avalanches will be hard to trigger they would not be without consequence. Don’t be afraid to dig in and evaluate the structure before committing to suspect terrain.
In addition, variable surface conditions remain a hazard throughout the forecast area. Generally thin coverage, early season obstacles, and a variety of hard slick conditions have been reported throughout the range. Travel in many areas is difficult, and a fall in the wrong place could be unpleasant. Be prepared for a variety of Surface conditions ranging from loose recycled powder, to breakable and supportable crusts if you head into the backcountry today.