Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:42 am Posts: 312 Location: Girdwood, AK!!!
Thanks for all the nice comments and kudos everybody! Now I'd like you all to know that I feel pretty narcistic posting and reading this stuff, but I'm just trying to promote Alaska and not myself, (Like Alaska needs it). and with that being said... I AM THE BOMB aren't I? Just Kidding.
So yes, I live in Alaska and I love visitors (who are self supportive and not long term). I would recommend flying into Anchorage and renting a RV (so you can be self supportive) sometime in the month of March. Girdwood is a good place if only here for a week... It's a 30 minute drive from Anchorage as opposed to 5 hours to Valdez. There's Alyeska resort for down days as well as cat skiing, heli-skiing and great touring around this area, Girdwood, too. As you can see from this report, Valdez Rocks!!! But the weather can be a b**ch and leave you stranded doing nothing while waiting it out, and most of the stuff in this report is sled accessed. As classicauto stated though, there are sled bumps as well as sled rentals up on Thompson Pass/Valdez. And no I did not use Jeremy/ BigMountainTaxi for I have my own sled. Did y'all catch that? BigMoutainTaxi! and oh yeh, bring Verts if you're going to Valdez 'cause there's a lot of straight up climbing... Couloir heaven!!!
Thanks for those photos Snowsavage, as well as promoting your own upcoming TR on my TR, haha. I especially love that last photo though, I was excited and it was great to see you. Wish you had been there longer. As for riding right now, Alyeska resort closed early yesterday due to Avalanches! ...not a good sign. We'll have to wait and see how the mountains heal right now.
Sorry but I don't think I'll be putting up any videos jdoneil for I wasn't doing anything but pooping in them and the riding is pretty horrible/embarrassing. That's why my legs are crossed powderjunkie, nothing to see there.
Thanks again for looking and commenting everyone. Keep up the Stoke!!! and see you here next year?
_________________ If you had a moderate chance of being shot in a bar, would you go in? -Tom Kimbrough, former Utah forcaster