Skied Howe Sound Crest from Cypress Ski Hill to Christmas Gully, up Christmas Gully to Strachan. Not really good on skis. The track is melting out fast and is really narrow to ski alternating with skis on/skis off. Skiing down would be fairly desperate. Christmas Gully was still pretty frozen at 1.00 pm after a warm night, we alternated skiing and booting up. Ski crampons would be handy in places but not essential.
Looked horrible to ski the upper half as there is a big trench in the middle from walkers, dogs, snow shoes, sliders and reindeer. The bottom would be OK.
As we were having lunch on Strachan another couple of BC skiers came by took a look at the gully and went back the way they came. Cypress is melting out fast.