Valdez Ski Report April 13, 2016 – Video/Moonlight Basin

Fast skinning for the two of us over hard, yet corning surfaces to the Schoolbus Overlook and back to parking with easy telemarks. Others nearby gained the summit of Goodwills under ideal conditions. The snowpack is stout, stable and should last well into May and hopefully June.

Carbon-dependent extremist hit Thompson Pass this weekend with the annual Valdez Mountain Man Hill Climb. I guess woman aren’t allowed in this sled event? Typically the race is held in Schoolbus, so that might be a place to avoid this weekend. “Rain-Gate” is over and it’s noticeably less chaotic in the Pass during weekdays.

“Is that Darth Vader?”