Skinned up south aspects and skied down north aspects from 2500m. It was sunny in the morning and cloudy after lunch but there was a bit of a greenhouse effect which meant it heated up to mountain top. I applied skin wax four times. South aspects got cooked by the heat. But north aspects skied well but snow surface got close to zero. On south aspects there is a sun crust down 30cm with facets setting on the top that gives easy had shears. I would recommend getting a very early start if heading up any big south aspects like above the Haig.
Snow conditions were: Deep powder. Riding quality was good.
Avalache Conditions: Rapid temperature rise to near zero degrees or wet surface snow.