Wind direction matters, as does the peak gusts. Winds and gusts can change significantly with altitude. Mid day freezing rain had to be an issue on the detach lifts. Southeast winds were 90 degrees to K1, and the wind fence on Skyeship II was now on the wrong side. Always hard to second guess, but with wind and icing it wasn't that big a head scratcher.Sitting in the lodge, most everything on wind hold. Not the windiest I seen here.
Temp outside is 30⁰ at 11pm, and while there was a few hours of light freezing rain, no crust has formed. There was about 1/16"- glaze on southern facing glass on the car at the end of the day. The snow has some fluff and is eminently packable. The mountain will be more wind affected.it doesn't seem too bad as was predicted earlier, like yesterday. I'm looking to head to either Pico or Hunter tomorrow so throw out any live update if you can! .