From Hatcher Pass to Summit Lake, spring skiing 2011 in southcentral Alaska has redeemed the February/March dry spell with sunny powder days. Aspect at this latitude is not much of a consideration until the spring equinox passes. Now, nearly a month beyond the equinox, aspect is everything to powder preservation at the common backcountry skiing elevations here; 1000 to 4000 ft.
Tenderfoot Ridge Northwest Face
DP and yours truly found the shady sweet spot on Tenderfoot Ridge at Summit Lake under mostly sunny skies. We discussed whether to call this TelePete's Line; made a good case for it.