Reasonable snow coverage on the skin track into the base of Market Run. Wet snow for the first bit but better snow above 180m. The skin up the shoulder between Market Bowl and Joes Garage was quite wind-blown but enough snow to make it up. The snow in Market Bowl was cold and dry but fairly wind-packed and a bit “grabby”. Lower down, in Market Gully, the snow was somewhat better. High winds at ridge top were moving considerable amounts of snow onto east aspects in the area so wind-slab may be a concern.
Snow conditions were: Heavy, Wet, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cloudy, Stormy, Windy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes. We avoided: Convex slopes. Riding quality was ok.