Don...When the snow is chopped up..and transformed....frozen or chunked up it sucks for everybody...not just for you. I try to avoid leg eating snow like that, horrid frozen moguls, very deep traced pow...when going trough someone else's trace is like stepping down 2 feet...deadly for the knees. It's just fatiguing. I try to stay on top of the snow heaps and surf it like a wave if I Can ..avoiding the step up-down movement. A stiff board might help plow trough it.
Omg, nice to hear your description of that. Lots of my hill was like that today. Left over powder chopped up to hell and slightly frozen. It just beats the crap out of me. I also experience random 1 - 2 foot drops when turn toe side in this terrain. Glad to know its not entirely me.