Thompson Pass, AK: Hot Corn Skiing Submerged in Some of the Best Views on Earth

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Report from April 21, 2021

We went for a long walk on Thompson Pass, AK on Tuesday.

Owen Leeper, Gabby, and I made the voyage with Gabby as our guide.

It was hot out.

Fat Mermaid apres ski in Valdez, AK. image: snowbrains

Really hot.

Sweat pouring off my chin on the way up.

After 3,500-vertical-feet of climbing, we finally got to the top and the breeze cooled us off.

Up! Owen & Gabby. image: snowbrains

The views were unreal up there.

Jagged peaks covered the horizon in every direction.

The ski down was splendiferous.

Half way up! image: snowbrains

Perfect corn from top to bottom with predictable, smooth turns everywhere.

We were pretty pumped at the car and headed straight to The Fat Mermaid in Valdez for burgers and beers.

Spring in Alaska is a good thing.

A very good thing.

Ptarmigan. image: snowbrains

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