Originally Posted by cadster
You got your directions mixed up. If the lodge was across the valley, you were skiing the west side of the Pass. The lodge is east of the highway.
How was the snowmobile use? It's been reported to have been a zoo in past years, but they now aren't allowed west of the highway and discouraged from the east.
Yep, my bad. We were on the west side of the highway. I believe Porphyry Gulch is where we began our ascent, though we came down on the Mineral Creek side of the ridge.
There were lots of people and snowmobiles on the other side of the valley, but relatively few backcountry skiers, and no snowmobiles on the west side. Not to mention good coverage and excellent weather