Frigid temps. fail to cool skiing at Alyeska Resort. Low crowds, scarce clouds, and light-speed lines were earmarks of the mountain today.
North Face, Alyeska’s un-nerving-meets-awesome DBL BLK, was open–top to tram. Northface snowpack was variable (with a Captial ‘V’) but curio wiggles through deep, still-fresh pockets were to be found among the groves and mini-ledges. And, a word to the wise: flat the foot and tuck for speed while racing to meet the Tram. Autobahn (though scenic) is a long, wiggley, and slate tuff commute.
Around Alyeska Resort in-bounds, trail conditions, in general, were ripper fast & cold. Following fall-lines invariably arrived to friendly sluff caches, while bright sunshine stoked warm smiles to banish frostbite.
This is Paulie at Girdwood advising: bundle up, get out, and SKI!