I moved this because it is more about trip suggestions than anything else and we have some members up your way.
Having said that, I wouldn't be skiing anywhere without bivy gear. If you think that is irrelevant, there are four people missing on Rainier right now due to the recent storm.
At the very least, I would have my bag, lightweight bivy sack, shovel, stove and food for several days beyond my planned trip and warm enough clothes for whatever the minimum temps are expected to be and navigation gear-map, compass or GPS. Ideally, also some sort of beacon or phone (PLB, Spot, cel or sat phone).
Edited by TomD (01/20/12 02:45 PM)
Don't get me started, you know how I get.