A game of Cat & Mouse has been playing out on Alyeska Resort slopes. Brilliant sun chasing a hovering inversion layer has been an occasional visibility challenge, stunning photo backdrop, and week-long theme.
Light dashings of fresh snow and slight temperature up-swings have followed the clouds to the Chugach Mountains and Mount Alyeska. That one two punch is skiing with pleasant cohesion upon a resort base that was already solid and showing patches of edge-pushed layer separation.
Lower gates of North Face were open and, thanks to a sparse populations of fellow carvers, the famous DBL BLK skied like it was yours and yours alone. Direct from chairlift GBX, BLK runs Gate’s Gully or Prospector too were seldom lacking in elbow room and eventual whithering of the inversion layer made for awesome mid-line panaramas.
Look for the good times to only get better as forecasting calls for more of the much coveted white stuff to fall at Alyeska Resort as early as week’s end.
This is Paulie at Girdwood advising: get out and SKI!