Hiked up the backside of Pigtail Peak at WP from 4500' to 6000'. The front side at hiway level was pretty wind scoured even with the snow making.
The back side all the way up to the bottom and the top of chair 4 was pure powder and very cold. Decided to ski the backside down and avoid the front side of the lower mountain. Came down through Partridge and laid the tracks in the virgin pow that was about 8" of fluff. No rocks on the backside. Rather nice for the first day out. All the gear worked well illustrating the need to keep things prepped up before venturing out. Sunday could be magic.