I'm considering visiting Alaska in mid to late March, and wanted to get some skiing in at Alyeska. What snow conditions should I expect, and what would the temps be at the ski area? I've been skied in many places in the U.S., and wanted to know if it'd be too cold, would the snow be powdery, slushy or icy (not a big fan of Vermont skiing for that reason), etc. If it makes any difference, I'm an intermediate to advanced skier, but prefer smooth runs, e.g. not moguls.
I've been to Alaska before, and I'd probably be staying in Anchorage making day trips to the ski area.
You might want to look up their website.
But its typical spring skiing,freezing up overnight,slushing up as the heat and sun rise.Temp.30's the groomed runs hold up best and they do a good job grooming.(which sounds like you)
The thing to remember about Alyeska is the base elevation is 80'and the summit is less then 4000'.
Oh by the way we just had the most fantastic powder year I've ever seen and I've been skiing this mountain since 1959.I'm talking champagne powder I could've dreamed iI was in Utah.
Last edited by akdude; Aug 17, 07 at 12:07 am.
Gee imagine that a website fibbing!!!!!!!!!!
By the way we do get some powder every year,I think the average is a couple of weeks.
I live in the town Alyeska is located(Girdwood)so send me a PM when your closer to flying and I'll tell you what's up.