Alyeska ski resort in Girdwood, Alaska received 6″ of new snow overnight. This new snow made the North Face fun, albeit a bit scratchy on the lower half, and upper bowl ended up about the same. The weather was snowy most the morning before the sun poked out and made an appearance starting around 2pm.
The new snow was very dry and temperatures were cold today. This combo lead to you feeling the hard “reef” underneath the new pow most anywhere you went off piste. The groomers were great, though as they’d been groomed then got the 6″ on top. There’s nothing as smooth as ripping powder groomers.
We spend most the morning skiing powder groomers before giving the North Face a crack. Only Chuck’s gate and the gate just below the tram were open. We opted for Chuck’s into Tram Pocket and the snow was about a foot deep in there. You could link together a few great feeling turns before hitting the reef again. The bottom half was pretty reefy. When you drop into Tram Pocket, it’s not too long of a run before you hit the Autobahn groomer that takes you back to the tram, so it was well worth skiing the North Face a few times today for that upper section.
The nicest factor today may have been the crowd. There was no one at Alyeska and everyone who was there got their fill.
Spring Carnaval is coming this weekend along with the legendary Slush Cup. Alyeska is about to off:
Spring Carnival is this weekend! The wait is over! Time to wear the costume you’ve been working on since last years Slush Cup. First round pick Costume Contest is Friday from 6pm – 9pm at the Sitzmark. Saturday at 1:30 pm there will be another chance to convince the judges that your costume is the best one to fly into the pool. Put your XTRATUF’s on for the Tug O War. And don’t forget to make a Dummy for the Dummy Race. Fun times at SLUSH CUP 2014! – Alyeska
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