Toured up to elk meadows with the intent of skiing the west side of bluegrass ridge. Snow depth at 5300’ was 105 cm, with 30 cm of new snow. Temperature was 31 degrees, and it snowed throughout the day. Winds were consistent 10-15 in exposed areas, with several very strong gusts from the SE that I estimated were at least 20-25 mph. Within the new snow, evidence of wind transport was very clear. Skied the lower angle portion of the ridge between the highpoint and elk mountain. I was planning on digging a pit, but with windy conditions in the burn scar I decided it was best not to linger under snags. The skiing was excellent, coverage is fairly good despite the heavy blowdown on the west side of the ridge. The only avalanche activity I saw was old wet loose avalanches along the elk meadows summer trail, on the south facing switchbacks above newton creek. Creek crossings were moderately sketchy, especially crossing newton creek.