Alaska’s Alyeska Resort witnessed two halves to one mountainous coin today. Early AM cloud lead to intermitant–then rampant–freshfall which, ultimately, gave way to dazzlingly clear skies, a transformation equating to more than stunning skiing as conditions seem prime for yet another Alyeska gem, Aurora spotting.
Snow was fresh, heavy, and quick to turn spring-fling under suddenly balmy blue skies. Outer area North Face was open, as latter stage snowfalls have gradually plumped the famous zone into happy form, though upper mountain snowpack did experience a somewhat ‘sticky’ layering brought on by wet, new snow atop a firm and well-tracked surface.
Afternoon hours saw the best of today’s action at lower mountain level with truly flat-out fun laying quick hold upon the piste. Snow was soft, sun shined, music played and, at Alyeska Resort, skiers remembered why they fell for gravity in the first place.
This is Paulie at Girdwood advising: get out and SKI!