Overall seemed like a deep HS (220 cm) versus other years I’ve seen here. High strength in pit (ECTP26), failure on facets below melt-freeze crust down 60 cm, and with no more obvious signs of instability. Felt weak snow deeper, but only dug in the top meter. North winds increasing throughout the day and any wind affected snow was shallow in depth. South aspects were crusted but protected N-facing or tree skiing was still great.
Forecast link: GNFAC Avalanche Forecast for Wed Apr 5, 2023