Anchorage Nordic Ski Patrol with NSAA Manitoba AT/Tele BC Tour. Standard route to 2500‘ followed skin track on lookers left. Partial pit @3570‘: HS184cm; CT22 SP@ 166cm on density change of 2 steps; ECTX; (was able to get whole column to propagate with moderate shovel pry). Light south winds <= 5 mph. Sky condition scattered with occasional sun. Air Temp 31; snow melting on crystal card & skis. Great snow conditions above 2500‘. No fun crust ~1700 and below.