Well I wasn't in the deep freshies on the south side of the Alaska Range but I got to get out at put ski to snow this week for a work trip. Terrible snow conditions and very little of it as well, but never the less I got to get by butt up a mountain and back while getting paid. Here a few pictures.
From the bottom looking up. Here where I put the skins on. As you can see there was just enough snow to make hiking very difficult without crampons.
About half way up and the sun is starting to make the view real nice.