From a mate: The last snowfall prolonged the season but it's melting back fast. There's virtually no base at lower altitudes. Skied up from Munyang on Tuesday but wasn't game to ski back down the road there were rocks sticking through the uncompacted base. Mind you on a base (the aqueduct behind Horse Camp) the skiing was great with my skis gliding under the snow, I couldn't see the tips for a few strides at a time. The creeks are not bridging over though and even higher ones like Betts Creek are dead dodgy. I managed to get across the Snowy below Charlottes where there are plenty of new snowbridges, but they won't stand much of a meltback. Yesterday (Wednesday) the snow on the Main Range was breakable crusty, soft and boiler plate whereas today coming back from Blue Lake it was consistently good - The difference that 24 hours can make! there's been a lot of wind and the snow has been sastrugled (Is there a verb for the making of sastrugi - or have I coined a new one - I don't even know whether the Innuit have verbs). Anyway the verdict is good up high, good at Schlinks today also (I heard) and lacking a bit lower down.