Back from my first trip to Jackson last week. I am a CA skier. Steeps are my favorite. The terrain at JH is awesome, and the scenery beautiful. But spring skiing conditions prevailed: a bit icy (not East Coast ice) in the AM, softening PM. All the steep chutes (Alta, Tower 3, Corbett's, etc.) were closed. They look as if they need at least 2-3 ft to open. If you want adventure, bring your rock skis. Even the groomers will nibble on you. I hammered on my new G30s for 4 days. I decided not to ski a fifth.