Walldigger, No problem , Well the last time I was up, over new years, there was still a lot of slush on top of the ice. And to be honest, i'm not sure how good the ice under the slush was?? In Dec I went throught the ice in Billhorn when it was -24 degrees out and people thought I was crazy for wearing a PFD. Anyway, just be safe out there! Some area are good with no slush I would just talk to some people to find out where those are.