Years ago, Abby skied on Loon's South Mountain. She was competent and we picked our way down. That day, the conditions were soft and held a good edge--I am not taking anything away from how she skied back then but setting up her run today. Ripsaw is pretty steep, yet steep is hardly ever been an issue for us--but add windswept trails with clear ice showing through? Now that makes things interesting--Abby just cruises it like is just another trail, no big deal!! Abby rocks.