Snowpack at 8000 ft in pioneers is about 2 feet deep and mostly facets. About a foot of 3 mm large squares on the ground, a slightly more dense 4F- layer of crust and facets and another foot on top of that of soft NSF and new snow. Intentionally triggered a very small test slope, slab failed on the lower facet layer. See pics of quick pit and test slope results. Boot and ski penetration to the ground. Weak.
West Pioneer Mountains