Brought to you by 10 Barrel Brewing Report from April 7, 2021 I went for a long walk in the Chugach Range, AK yesterday and found some good snow for the first time this week. A wind event came through and beat up most of the zone I’m in on Sunday/Monday and it’s been a battle to find good snow since […]
Brought to you by 10 Barrel Brewing Report from April 6, 2021 There was a fierce wind event here in the Chugach on Sunday and Monday. It blew away a lot of the good snow. Bob & I decided to go for a walkabout today anyway and give it a good scratch and sniff. The day started cold but warmed […]
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 […]
Alyeska currently has the deepest snowpack in North Ameirca (196″) and the biggest snowfall total in North America (648″). It’s been a crazy week here at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, AK. For the last five days the storms just won’t quit! Last Saturday started with a abnormally warm low pressure system with powerful winds. The wind loading and extreme weather made it impossible 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.
What a difference one week makes as Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, AK, continuously opens up new terrain every day! The last 10 days has blessed us with numerous snow storms, with just enough accumulation to refresh the tracked powder from the day before. Needless to say everything is skiing great. The groomers are soft and carvable and off piste has been filling in more than it ever was last season. December is off to a strong start!!