My buddy and I took our skis out for a ride yesterday afternoon. We ended up driving up the road till just above 1250m. At that point chains would be necessary but we didn't see the point and just started skiing. We took the lower spur that goes along at about 1300m. It went okay. With better snow coverage you might save some time since it is a little more direct. I think we ended up coming out even.
Due to being short on time, we decided to go up to a point part way up the west ridge and ski out from there. We ended up going up an avalanche path in some couloir which ended up being a bad idea. At about 1650-1700 meters the snow developed a thick, icy crust on top. It was difficult to break. In places where it had avalanched, there was just a thin bit of icy snow on top of bare dirt/rocks. We ended up retreating and practicing our survival skiing techniques.