A True Lover of Snow

March 1, 2018 by michelle

Nothing could make Ron happier than a day at Turnagain Pass with freshly fallen low-density snow.  This week he was lucky enough to enjoy one of these days with a couple friends.  They skinned up Tin Can, Turnagain Pass’s iconic favorite slope.  Just to be sure they could get lots of fresh tracks they skied in areas where nobody else had skied yet. Every good day always has some adventures and this one did as well.  In this photo we can see that Ron was able to enjoy the snow with every inch of his body.  His friends got a good laugh when they saw him get up after a minor mishap.  As the picture shows, he was covered from head to toe in light fluffy snow.  The neon shades only help add humor to the situation.

As we are approaching March, the days are much longer and the adventures can be bigger too.  After a couple laps up Tin Can they had a long traverse to get back to the car.  Maybe they were a little tired, but they will never admit that.  Got to love the POW!

First Snow of the Season 2017

October 23, 2017 by michelle

Alaskans love when it snows.  By mid September you can hear people guessing what date the first snowfall will appear.  This year Girdwood and the Portage Valley were graced with the glorious white crystals on Saturday October 21st.  Snow is a wonderful thing in Alaska for a number of reasons. Of course, most of us love to play in the snow.  Skiing, sledding and snow machining are tops on the list.  Snow is also a welcome sight as our winter days get shorter and the hours of light dwindle.  The snow brightens up our world.  The beautiful foliage from summer has all decayed and turned brown so a covering of white is the perfect cure.

First ski of the season at Portage Lake

This year’s first snowfall gave us a three-inch coating of light fluffy snow, so it was time to dig out the skis and boots, gloves and hats, and try them out for another season.  Ron and I decided to head to Portage’s Trail of Blue Ice for some cross country skiing. We were delighted to find just enough snow to glide through the woods.  When we got to Portage Lake we were greeted with the most glorious vistas.  The skies were blue, the mountains covered in snow and there was only a slight breeze. What a perfect first ski outing for 2017.  We have our fingers crossed that the snow will continue to fall so we can have many more fun adventures in our winter wonderland!

Ron is back to the office

November 3, 2015 by Hidden Creek

IMG_8850First ski tracks of the season!