February 27, 2009

Magical Mystery Tour at Arctic Valley

Roll up, roll up for the mystery tour. Roll up!
The Arctic-ski Mystery Tour is waiting to take you away.

It's a mystery to me why Arctic Valley doesn't attract more skiers. Lack of skiers is OK. This Chugach State Park jewel is a great get-away from the work-a-day world. I looked out my downtown office window at Arctic Valley; checking the weather there, and a half hour later I was skiing up the same valley.

There was 2-3" of slightly wind-licked fresh on a wind-packed base, and there was a groomed trail up Toklat Creek to the saddle between Rendezvous and Mount Gordon Lyon. It was a nice evening tour to get the heart pumping and enjoy a few turns.

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