Lonnie, the snowpack here is uncharacteristically unstable. We have a record snow depth and are suddenly emerging from winter to spring conditions, with up to 40 inches of new snow in the past 48 hours. The spring sun and warmer temperturess increase temperature gradients in the snowpack, and combined with massive cornices on North Northeast exposures, makes the backcountry a dangerous prospect until things stabilize a bit. These changes could also expose some deep weak layers inbounds; a condition we don't see often. All aspects could be vulnerable for the next few days while the snowpack warms and settles. Here we are in April, and I still haven't done any spring skiing.
Thanks for the link to the inbounds beacon use thread. Interesting to look back on what was being said at the beginning of the season. For me, thngs haven't changed much. I still beep in or out of bounds, and so far (thankfully), it hasn't made a difference.