November 13, 2010

Mid-Winter Conditions at Arctic Valley!

Mid-winter conditions at Arctic Valley!  Powder, powder, powder in our Anchorage back yard!!! And, rocks.  Only one Tognarifiable gouge today, and it was worthy of a couple of laps, even after Tognarifying my base on the first descent.

Arctic Valley Road is icy slick.  Above the upper most parking area, some very minor brush beating is necessary for the first 100 ft vertical, and crossing some open water at the creeks.  But, powderage on the tundra is nearly midwinter condition.  But of course, I have shredded many a ski base at Arctic Valley in midwinter, but nothing that very hot, extruded p-tex cannot make right.

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