Report from April 9th, 2022 On Saturday we skied six glorious runs with clients: four in a fun spine zone, one on the dazzling White Wall, one on the very steep Jacques Cousteau with Pulseline Adventure heliskiing. Valdez, AK Report: White Room & Jacques Cousteau Steeps After skiing high-quality powder all day, we returned to the Valdez Aiport to hang […]
Brought to you by Pulseline Adventure Report from April 19, 2021 Owen Leeper, myself, & two other clients went for a heli-flight deep into the Chugach Range with Pulseline Adventure on Monday. We were looking for high elevations and north faces. The guides found both and it was off to the races. Guide Jason Champion picked out multiple big open faces […]
Brought to you by 10 Barrel Brewing Co. Photos from February 1, 2021 Face mask on, negative COVID test in hand—I flew from Salt Lake City to Seattle and then to Anchorage, Alaska today. The Seattle to Anchorage leg of the journey could have been the most mind-boggling flight I’ve ever taken. I was staring out the window taking pictures for […]
Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Ak is off to an incredible 2016. From the beginning of January, Alyeska has received over 100 inches of snow, just above Ted’s Express (midway). With no end of the storms in sight, it looks like Alyeska Resort will be receiving regular refresh’s during this month of January. Bring it! The storms recently, have come in […]
Finally the holidays are over here in Girdwood, AK, and things are going back to normal. After a super busy holiday break, I’m able to find the time to ski the resort again. Working at a ski shop during the holidays doesn’t allow much time to breathe, let alone ski. Over the last two weeks, starting on Christmas Day, Alyeska Resort has seen over 9 feet of snow above 800 feet! Basically there has been a powder day almost every day of the week!
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.