Well its only early March and it appears that spring decided to show up early at Alyeska resort in Girdwood, Ak. After last week’s snow storms, the temperatures have really warmed up during the day. Between the solar radiation and the warm temperatures, the entire mountain seems to be skiing like it normally does in April. Yesterday morning, the snow […]
Well, its been yet another “epic week” at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska! Since Last week conditions report, Alyeska has received three significant storms. Last Monday, Alyeska received about 9 inches of snow at the top of Glacier Bowl Express. The quality of the snow was fairly low density but quickly turned into “mashed potatoes” at the top of Ted’s Express. There was not a soul on the mountain, which is why I love Alyeska! You can show up just before opening, at 10:15AM, and still get first chair (not usually the case on the weekends) . Low visibility, made for plenty of pow stashes in the afternoon. On days like this, I like to spend my mornings backcountry skiing in Turnagain pass, then rip afternoon laps at the resort. Nothing better than a classic double dip.