Originally Posted by yurtskier
Thanks for the info, Ski Otter!
Have you made some turns in that area?
I've just hiked on both sides of the pass in the summer/fall: both the 13er peaks nearby to the north (& peaks beyond that up the Mosquitoes), and 13ers East and West Buffalo Pks just to the south, right on the other side of South Peak (a 12er). I plan to hike up South Peak next summer as an early conditioning hike, starting by walking from the pass right past that hut near the road (closed in winter, I believe). This terrain south from the pass (partly visible in the video) is north-facing and gradual, good for skiing cross country/trekking once snow comes, with some good at least intermediate downhill slopes too.
The slopes to the north are south-facing and steeper, but doable too, few outcrops until the top of the ridge and cliffs mostly on the north side up there, as I recall. It's probably more windblown, however.