We turned around at just under 9,000 feet below the "Football Field," as we were suddenly skinning on hard wind slab and getting buffeted in the face with strong winds. No signs of instability or cracking under 9,000 feet in the trees. We skied back down the east ridge for the most part. Mostly just wanted to submit the photo of the wind transport occurring in the Prairie Creek drainage. It was wild! Photo was taken from the east ridge of Prairie Peak (not Prairie Creek Peak), looking south towards the Prairie-Miner Lake drainage and Norton Peak.