Knowing that the skiing in the area was less than ideal, we went into the Colchuck Lake basin to find ice to climb. We found not bad ice and mixture of unpleasant, awful, and downright wreckless skiing from Colchuck lake back to the car. Now I love skiing more than just about any other activity in life, but if I had to do it again I’d definitely leave the skis and ski boots at the trailhead and just wear my mountaineering boots up to the lake.
Some northerly aspects were supportable crust and anything, and I mean anything, that got sun had a stout but breakable crust. Large slide paths noted on all aspects. Colchuck glacier and aasgard both house huge avalanche debris piles - probably from 1/12 rain event.