Snow at the start of rock bound lake trail from parking lot was mostly ice with little coverage. Snow quality half way up to Helena ridge was more powdery. Near the top of the ridge snow got really sticky and heavy and there was a large wind slab.
Snow conditions were: Crusty, Hard, Powder. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Warm. We rode: Alpine slopes, Dense trees, Open trees, Sunny slopes. We avoided: Convex slopes. Riding quality was good.