No Ski Reports – Sorry

Since I’m not posting reports this year folks are now emailing me. Though I’m flattered you would consider me for your beta, I really don’t want to do that anymore.  I just want to be a regular skier for awhile. Please do not e-mail or call for a conditions report as I will not reply.  The exceptions are skinners who know […]

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Backcountry News : Meeting and Rotorhead Award

The Alaska Department of “Un-natural” Resources will be holding a meeting on Wednesday night at the Valdez Library (Downstairs). The anticipated SRO will allow locals to provide input as part of the snail-paced scoping plan for the Copper River Basin Plan that includes Thompson Pass state lands. 6-7:30 Good place to give DNR your opinion. I will be advocating non-mechanized […]

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The Deadly Season Arrives

…..While we may become concerned about avalanche fatalities in Alaska, a staggering 13 Alaskans have been killed using snow-machines and ATVs on snow in Alaska since November 1st along with 18 search and rescue cases. A total of forty incidents involving sleds have required Alaska State Trooper resources so far this winter for a variety of issues. Last winter there […]

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Snowcast Says Snow

The GFS model has been spot on since last Saturday with a snow event developing Thursday through Saturday. It looks like all snow at all elevations. Current model calls for 3.33 WE where it snows, which, above 2000′ will be considerable. Snow will pile up in Valdez. The peak snowfall rates will be Friday am followed by snow squalls and […]

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