Spent the day at Punta Bardini assessing the snowpack and attempting to find decent turns. Sheltered N-NE aspects held 5-20 cm of wet, heavy powder on top of a 3-8 cm 1F crust. Surface conditions were variable, ranging from little to no wind effect to 2-5 cm thick heinous, tail-eating crusts. In general, sheltered NE aspects held the best snow.
We dug a pit at 9000' on a 25 degree, NE slope. HS=143 cm, with the 1201 layer at 53 cm. The facets beneath this layer are continuing to round. Above the PWL, the snowpack is a mix of 4F to 1F rounds layers separated by 1-5 cm crusts of large decomposing fragments. The entire snowpack is saturated from the 1227 rain event. Stability tests yielded results of CTX and ECTX