Walked up the skin track on the west ridge starting around 10:30 am on 1/1. Ran into the wind at about 6,500'. It was howling hard enough that our normally chatty crew just put our heads down and pushed up the ridge in silence. The stiff wind was tearing across the ridge from the south and depositing snow on the north faces. We dropped off the summit and rode a small north sub ridge, and the skiing was fantastic! When we got to the draw, we decided to catch an old skin track and give it another shot. After being treated to a lovely, sunny, calm skin where we could observe the effects of the wind (observing some small, isolated, cracking wind slabs), we were slammed at the summit again with the next wave of the storm. This time, the wind seemed to be scouring the summit from the north/west and depositing on the east slopes. We dropped off the summit around 1, and had another fantastic lap - low angle powder! We decided to do one more lap just to see how fast the snow was moving around, and sure enough, on most of the more north-easterly skin track had been almost completely obscured. The wind was moving the snow around Etna fast, sometimes unpredictably, and in large quantities. Great day to avoid avalanche terrain and enjoy the low angle wind loaded powder.