I used to ski at Mammoth back in the early 80's. I remember skiing up on the ridge in total white out conditions several times. It was always in fresh snow though and hardly any bumps at all back then because the only way up was the gondola.
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The conditions were mostly good, but the most scared I've been on skis was on the backside of Amqui in the Gaspe.
The trail was steep, but seemed good enough. I got to the really steep part and realized the entire pitch was wind swept and basically ice.
I was able to get down, but it was incredibly sketchy.
Here is a picture from the trail beside the icy one, this trail was pretty much fine, but will give you an idea of the steepness
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