There were a lot of people out enjoying the mountains and the fresh snow conditions yesterday. The increase in winds and added snowfall accumulations will make for more hazardous avalanche and deep snow immersion conditions today. Terrain or slopes that were amazing yesterday could have changed significantly with the extreme winds overnight and additional snowfall. Do your own local assessments and follow foundational protocols for backcountry travel. Travelling in avalanche terrain today is not recommended.
SKIING WITH A PARTNER is always preferred in the backcountry, but is even now more important both at the ski areas and out of bounds. Deep snow immersion is a real hazard right now that should be discussed with your group before riding today. Falling headfirst in a tree well will be hazardous. The key thing is to ski with a partner who will be able to help you get out of deep snow if you take a fall. If you find yourself in a tree well or deep snow situation, try not to panic, maintain a good airway to breath, and slowly dig yourself out in a planned concerted effort.