Alyeska AK, Conditions Report: slash meets sun

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Thursday freshies not all that’s dropping at Alyeska.
Ralph Kristopher photo

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.

Light lifts on Chilkoot Knoll.

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.

Cutting the corners on Mambo.

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!

 

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