New snow instabilities should be the backcountry user’s focus today. Thin conditions, very firm surfaces and a plethora of obstacles that may be recently disguised are the main hazards out there right now. Evaluate what may be lurking just beneath a new pasting of snow before committing to dropping in. Along with fresh wind slab and loose dry concerns the ongoing existence of Persistent slab conditions should be also be considered. Although unlikely, the possibility of larger avalanches in isolated terrain should keep us a bit wary, especially with the addition of new snow load. A variety of crust/facet combos are present within the upper part of the snowpack and weaker loose snow can be found around most rocky and vegetated areas. A small new snow point release or wind slab that gains volume down slope may add just enough weight to tip the scales in some isolated areas. The uncertainty and lack of confidence with these underlying weaknesses possibly being reactive to skier triggers or added snow load are the factors contributing to listing Persistent Slab as an Avalanche Problem. Thin conditions and clear nights have continued to drive temperature gradients further weakening residing snowfields and producing conditions more typically found in the continental climates such as Colorado.