I just moved here from a ski town in Colorado. Have I mentioned that? Well, I guess I’m a snow thief then because I seem to have taken it all with me when I left there last year. Say what you will: I may be a thief, but I’m no hog! They can send a giant cooler up here and haul as much as they want to back to Steamboat.
We have a ski resort here, too, you know. Mt. Eyak actually has the oldest operating chair lift in North America. That’s kind of a fun fact, but it doesn’t help us when there’s too much snow for the lift to even run!
The season started here with about 2 feet of fresh powder on Thanksgiving. New Year’s weekend 2012 was also pretty epic (to employ Cordova’s most overused term of the year). Check out these great videos by John Giardina.
This next one is from the same day, and the view’s not bad either. Yep, that’s the ocean right there in the distance, starting at about minute 2:09. When the clouds part, this place is pretty freaking breath-taking. Too bad we have almost no daylight to see it in winter!
Maybe someday this snow will stop so we can actually ski again!