bigboater, I've done the Willow Creek pass thing. It's a pretty long slog to get back there. It took over an hour maybe two. I don't remember, just that I was fairly tired already before doing the real climbing. The first avy path you come to has some good turns, but it is an avy path. When I went there we were going to get out onto it but it was a bit tender. So we dove into the trees skiers left of the path. Turns can vary from really good if you get the right line to not so hot. We went off the left shoulder and ended back up on the snowmobile path. Looking west there was a terrific looking bowl a couple of miles out. If you could get a snowmobile assist to there I think you would find the best turns and easily avoided danger.
Still you would probably be the only group going bc there. Maybe a biler or two, but that area seems to be off the radar. We started at the pullout just before the top of the pass on the left. That got us to the goods we were looking for, just more effort than expected.