Emerald peak/slide path makes for an excellent ski tour on those cold sunny days when stability is good. The terrain offers up opportunities for wide-open turns higher up, and tree skiing mid-way.
This is a large slide path that see’s avalanches run down to the lake, so be sure of stability.
Head across the lake and up the slope through the trees while avoiding the gullies/terrain traps. Generally, the lookers left side is best for this. About a third of the way up, you can cross into the the trees on the lookers right. While this is slightly less exposed, be aware that you will have to cut back into the main path if you’re aiming for the top. You’ll eventually come to a large open bowl. This is a good point to examine the snowpack before venturing further, as there is exposure from both the right and left as you approach the saddle. Should you decide to turn back, the terrain skiers right still offers some decent tree skiing. Many will ski down from the summit but it also possible to head up to the small summit lookers left of the saddle.