Words, photos, & video by Matt Ward
CORDOVA, AK – It’s been all-time here in Cordova, AK. The last week of March brought the storm of the season, with over 150 inches of accumulation in the zone. Spare a thought for the hippie camp touring guys who spent days on end digging like crazy to keep their tents above snow. And save some hate for the lucky few who were here for the resulting powder bonanza.
Deep and creamy pow everywhere, and the shear weight of fresh snow sorted out any instabilities that might have been lurking in the pack. What followed was five straight days of carnage and destruction. There are few feelings better than setting an edge on 50 degrees of Alaskan ramp in bottomless pow, and knowing that it’s just you and your sluff to the glacier floor. There weren’t many lines left unravaged in the ensuing rampage, leaving one of Alaska’s iconic heli destinations looking like a well-loved ski resort. It doesn’t get much better.
It’s reset time now, and all manner of trouble is falling from the sky here at sea level. Soon enough it will be time to do it all again. Forecasts look promising. And the beer is running out…
[Yep, you wanna go. Talk to Points North Heli to get the details.]
5 thoughts on “150” of Stable AK Snow | Points North Heli Snow Report from Cordova, Alaska | Video & Photo Tour”
Killer footage! Stoked to hang and ride with Aussie pow slaying crew (you, Jono, and Christian)! Hope to see you guys again next year and have another boombox lunch on the glacier.
Christian, you were a great cross fit partner too. Safe travels back to Sydney
beautiful.. jealous as…
This is sick.
Nice write up Matt. I’m freaking out jealous. Enjoy it, you’ve hit it just right.