It was all snow on the mtns in the backside, just not enough of it. Early reports from some of my friends out at the Can today was dust on crust.
The good news is the warmer temps brought us Sierra Cement instead of blower utah pow, and Sierra Cement is exactly what we need to help shore up our terrible/sketchy existing snow pack. I just hope people don't get too hyped up and start hucking themselves into the emergency room... that storm we got in late November created a false sense of confidence and people at Bird were just hitting lines that had no business being skied at the time. Still equally bony out there almost two months later now.