Happy V.D. everyone. For your heart, nature is blessing Girdwood with snow all night. It snowed a great deal during the day, but the temperature was slightly above freezing. The roads were extremely sloshy and motoring on the slightest incline was difficult. It was not until about 7 pm that the temperature dropped to 32° and it has been snowing for hours. The ski slopes will be awesome Friday so come enjoy the powder and glory that is 2000+ feet of smooth sliding.
Always check Alaska 511 for highway conditions before driving on the Seward. There was avalanche mitigation at the resort this morning. I would not be surprised if the DOT needs to check conditions near Bird Flats on Friday. I will be driving the other direction and as always, checking the highway web cams and NOAA’s forecast.