Girdwood, AK: For the first time in three years, Alyeska cat skiing resumes at Alyeska Resort with help from the Chugach Powder Guides (CPG). The cat skiing operation had been suspended due to insufficient snowpack requirements needed to build out the cat path to access cat skiing terrain. As of February 4, 2017, it’s all systems go once again.
“In the last month, conditions have really turned on at the low elevations in the Girdwood Valley. Our snow cat trips, which start and end at The Hotel Alyeska, get into some of the best tree-skiing in Alaska. We’re extremely excited to resume Cat Ops for the first time since 2013.”
Henry Munter, Chugach Powder Guide’s General Manager
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Current Conditions as of 10:15 am, February 6, 2017
SNOW DEPTH: 66″
Base Mid Mountain Top of Glacier Bowl Express
NEW SNOW LAST 24 HRS 0″ 0″ 0″
TEMP (F) 16 25 28
WIND 0-5 mph 0-5 mph 0-5 mph
VISIBILITY Excellent Excellent Excellent
Snow Conditions – Main Trails Groomed Groomed Groomed
Snow Conditions – Off Trail Packed Powder Packed Powder Packed Powder
Total Snowfall This Season: 246″
The Alyeska Resort is located 27 miles from Anchorage, in the Chugach Mountain Range. The cat skiing operation departs directly from the Alyeska Resort. According to the CPG website a typical cat skiing trip offers up an average of 10,ooo vertical feet over 8 runs. Terrain offerings include steeps, trees, open powder fields, pillows and rock features. In other words, a little something for everyone.