(Last Updated On: July 3, 2012)
Day 2 was a storm day. A good storm day though. We headed out for some turns at Alyeska Resort and, though inhibited somewhat by visibility, we enjoyed laps on the North Face and Christmas Chute.
We knew the day’s storm was dumping snow all around us and were hoping for a weather window to open so we could enjoy some freshies in the backcountry. Day 3’s forecast wasn’t looking promising and we woke up to Girdwood valley being socked in. But, we decided to check things out on Turnagain Pass with a friend of a friend, Brett, and his friend Andy. As we made our way around the Turnagain Arm, the mountains began to reveal themselves.
Alaska’s weather is some of the most difficult to predict. But, sometimes you can get lucky. We went out thinking we’d be skiing lower pitch trees, but weather windows allowed us to venture further. It was a great day 3, with three backcountry runs, rounding in over 4000′-vert 🙂