After a leisurely breakfast at the Mazama Store, we arrived at the Silver Star Creek pullout just before 8am to start our tour. The snow was patchy in the trees for the first mile or so, but was continuous enough to only require ski removal once or twice. After that point, following the creek made for easy route finding to the main clearing.
The slopes were always quite reasonable and we made good time getting up the series of rises and benches to the final area below the summit. The weather had been closing in for an hour or so and, by the time we hit this area below the summit, visibility was pretty poor. From there, we booted up and then scrambled our way up the summit block by 12:30pm, which involved a fun move or two in ski boots. Thankfully, the clouds lifted enough to catch a view before we started down.
The ski down wasn't as sloppy as it could have been and only involved booting down the last quarter mile or so, which put us back at the car by 2:30ish. It was a great day with over 5,500 vert.