Attention all skiers and riders, today is the day to be on the slope at Alyeska! About 4 inches of fresh powder snow has dusted the base this morning. The flurries seem to be tapering off around noon. With a few blue patches showing in the sky, the snow may be done for the day as the forecast calls for sun this afternoon. The forecast also calls for more snow tonight and into tomorrow. The temperature in Girdwood this morning is 29° and is expected to hold perfectly for snow in the next few days.
At this point in the season I would advise skiers and riders to change your work schedule. Glacier Valley seems to be in a repetitive weather pattern, great snow during the week and sloppy on the weekend. Very similar to the huge weekly storms south central Alaska experienced in the 2011-2012 winter season. One slight difference, last season was epic, I believe this is an appropriate instance to use that descriptor.
Here is my view of Max’s Mountain from two blocks away, the air is full of small, light weight flakes. Check the highway conditions and make a short run to the mountain this afternoon, the conditions will be well worth the trip.