Fur-topped Xtratufs made by Cordova's own Gloria Cunningham!

Don’t get too comfortable – Return of the Snow!

That tricky sunshine.  We get 4 days of it and start thinking we won’t have to get the shovels out again til next winter.  It’s silly, really.  It’s only January, and February & March are our snowiest months here in Cordova.  So we should have known better.  But you can always dream… until you see this.  Here’s a snapshot of the weather report from weather.com today:

Yep, think there might be a tad more snow in our future!

Eight of the next 10 days call for snow, with one day of rain in there just to mix it up.  I’m especially looking forward to next Saturday when we’re supposed to get SNOW at 35 degree temps!  That’s like margarita snow.

Last night we got a foot of light, fluffy snow.  Yes, waking up to 12 new inches of snow used to be a shock to me.  Now, I just sigh, put on my Otter skin topped Xtratuf boots and tromp through the tunnels of white.

Fur-topped Xtratufs made by Cordova’s own Gloria Cunningham!

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Rob taking full advantage

Ski Town, AK!

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!

This was taken at the top of the chairlift, the chair buried in snow. Photo credit Rob Campbell

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.

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