Early season snows like this tend to hang around, especially on anything with a slightly northern aspect. Even with relatively warm daytime temps, the angle of the sun just doesn't get to the snow. This can be a good thing for the ski area runs like N*, in that it helps keep the ground frozen so subsequent snow will just build the base. The problem is in the backcountry or open bowls & chutes where avalanche danger is a concern. If the old snow hangs around too long it can turn to depth hoar (kind of a re-crystallized sugar) that makes for a weak bed surface that a major snowfall does not anchor onto well. The best scenario is for the real storms to come in right side up, beginning wet & warm with dropping temps. & snow levels.
This doesn't help much for the mountain biking up high either.
Here is what it looks like around my valley in UT. Snow holding from about 7000' & higher: