Alyeska Conditions Report: Heavy Snow!

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Scott Rich hitting some fun pillows near Alyeska. Photo by professional photographer Corey Anderson. Follow on Instagram @chugachski

 

Well its mid-march and we may be having our biggest snow event of the season. Finally! I thought this storm would never come. We have been currently been getting pounded with snow down to a couple hundred feet elevation and mixed precipitation at the base of Alyeska. The storm rolled in sunday but didn’t pick up its pace till early this morning. As of 10:30am we have received about 8 inches on the upper mountain and 4 inches midway.

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Jake Ohms airing over an alder on High Traverse. This area has been the saving grace of Alyeska this season.

 

 

Throughout the day, we have had heavy amounts of precipitation and the entire upper mountain has been closed due to high winds. Sounds like tomorrow will be our first Hero powder day of the season as 10-15+ inches are forecasted at upper elevations. That’s the highest amount forecasted all season long! Normally that’s nothing for Alaska but not this season! Lets just hope this storm stays consistent with the temperatures and snows all the way down to the base!

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Colin Gordon spinning a 360 in the Chair 3 mini park. Fun set up!

 

All winter we have had lots of rain to about 1,500-2,000 feet with almost every storm. Now maybe we can have our winter back, although, I don’t want to speak too soon as the temps throughout the week appear to be rising with a high of 35-45 degrees by the weekend. It appears that we will have precipitation all week. Bring it!┬áSay goodbye to icy mini park laps and high-speed groomers and say hello to frosty beards and endless face shots; at least for tomorrow.

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