We took a trip up to pineapple pass and did a few laps on the main face from the col. At the the basin floor from 4400-4800' the upper snowpack was fairly consistent and leaning towards the wet side, though we didn't have any issues with glopping. On skis I found myself sinking to about my ankles in the morning, deeper by the time we were exiting in the late morning. I plunged to my knees when I got off my skis to transition for our second lap.
As the basin transitions into the steeper face around 4800' up to the col a thin, inconsistent crust appeared varying from 2-6" below the surface.
Right at the ridge line around 5200' we saw snow texturing indicative of wind transport towards the south facing slopes. The crust from the main slope was gone and replaced by a thick, supportive layer about 4" below the surface.