bring ur rock skis!
I lived in C springs for almost 3 years. Of course every year the conditions are different, but there was rarely enough snow to ski the east face. It's bony and the snow drifts and its bony, and once the snow is good, the cog/road is almost definitely closed. I never actually mustered up the motivation to hike it with ski's, but the people I talked to would ski the west face and drive up to where the road closes in the winter, and hike the road. There are a couple good Col's (how do you spell colour?) anyway, one of em is called little Italy i think, but because of the sun, they tend to ice up. The back side it supposed to be better. I know people do it, but I never met any of them that wanted to ski it with me. Mostly I would just hike it with snow shoes in the winter and it gets really cold up there sometimes. So as far as a summit/ski...hope for a good year. Go to Mountain Challet and ask those guys, they're getting it done. C Springs is a better place to climb than ski. You can do that all year.