Something wintery this way comes. The Thursday front to visit Alyeska Resort brought curious (though welcome) bouts of socked-in AM slashing followed by clear-out winds that managed to alleviate white out while also starkly layering Low to High mountain temps.
Iconic-meets-infamous, North Face was open from Chuck’s gate downward, funnelling at Autobahn into a wiggley, fresh sprints. Additional Outer Area open today was fun loving Chilkoot Knoll (pictured). Quick word to the wise: this implies a thus far un-opened, untouched High Traverse–and a weekend of snow forecasted.
Like afternoon temps. High and Low mountain snowpacks were quizzically divergent today. Upper mountain zones, busy with racer traffic and late day POW chasers, were a blend of morning fresh atop slate hard white. Alyeska Resort zones, overall, are skiing for the better under added inches, yet Lower Mountain terrain won the day with less wind-effected runs, holding softer layering of AM POW, under yellow late day sun.
This is Paulie at Girdwood advising: get out and SKI!