So even if you skin up the mountain (if they allow it) you're still obligated to follow the rules of the resort? Obviously if you're going to access the backcountry you're going to be properly trained with proper gear. I know you can have inbounds slides (I was at vail last year when that happened on a closed run). The danger here was the little amount of snow (still waist deep in a few spots
) and the dead fall which to me is a non-issue.