Alpine country of the Anchorage Hillside is back to normal: snow in the gullies and bare rocks on the ridges. Chugach State Park main trails are hard and fast, and a little bumpy from the boot packers. Below tree line, a foot of sugar-like snow rests on the Thanksgiving Rain Crust. If you look for it, terrific touring conditions can be found. For a quick 1000 ft vertical tour, the Near Point/Lost Cabin Valley Trail is at the top of the list with some nice 10-turn telemark shortcuts on the downhill.