I've never been and am talking with an east coast friend about going there. A couple of questions for those who have been there:
-during the unguided part of the season, does one need to bring avy gear or do they rent there? Does my friend need avy training (ie. level 1 min)?
-Is it worth skiing there and not hiking more than 10 mins from the top of the lift? Even with a few days to acclimate, I do not think he'll be able to hike much.