A day of trail breaking through thigh deep drifts in the local forests and hills to to look at avalanche assessment and dig snow shelters. I took my snowshoes to help the group break trail...! Deep drifts and cornices on sheltered SW aspects even at 500-600 metres. Some windward aspects are scoured with surprisingly good neve for cramponning.
The forest trails are good for cross-country skiing as long as you are not the first one trail breaking.