PAC ski toured on the East aspect above Goose Lake that was 30-32 degrees at most (the Boulevard). Visibility was poor to nonexistent with strong Southern winds blowing snow above 7,000 feet and Climbing was tough enough on skis to inspire us to regularly trade-off breaking trail. While climbing we got failures before full isolation about 10 inches deep. I jumped on a couple of rollovers to try to initiate cracks, but the storm slab was very soft, and cracks barely formed from my skis.
Our 600cc snowmobiles were also working hard to stay afloat on the lake in the deep thicker snow.
Strong South winds were the theme, blowing snow out of the trees and off of ski and snowmobile turns.