Originally Posted by cstreu1026
I was just checking out snow reports from around the country and saw that Alyeska was reporting 33-40 inches of new snow in the last 24 hours. That is a hell of a lot of snow and enough to make me want to move to Alaska.
Not to be a buzz kill, but the base area at Alyeska is 440 ft.above sea level, so we are not talking Utah quality "cold smoke." They have some good skiing at Alyeska, but the snow tends to have a very high water content, so it is heavy, or gets that way very quickly. Plus you have the darkness factor.
I was at Alyeska a few years ago when they had a 30" dump, and it was some pretty good deep snow skiing, but you may want to do a little more homework before packing your bags to move.