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    Window shopping

    Upon arrival to Thompson pass Ben Starkey and I were greeted with fresh stable powder and blue skies, everything you hope and dream about when heading to Alaska.

    The next few days were a bit different. Most people would call these down days. Every day there was snow falling, and limited visibility, but there was also weather widows. Because the mountains and sea are so close to each other, and storms coming in from different regions of the ocean, micro climates are produced. One minute it can be sunny and calm. the next minute you can’t see 10 feet in front of you, and it’s a raging storm.

    For a few days we went out with little hope of riding anything good, then we would get a window and be on top of lines, super pumped up ready to drop, only to be shut down by weather. I was strapped in, ready to drop RFS while Ben coiled the rope, only to end up in a pingpong ball and forced to ride GFP.

    Alaska will play with your emotions. Locals call it bi-polar. Giving you the highest highs, and the lowest lows. These few days were a mixed bag of highs and lows. But in the end of the storm (which only lasted a few days) we managed to stay safe, have fun, and still ride a lot of pow.

    During these days we were window shopping.

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