Ripping dream lines in Alaska
Alaska is truly a mecca for big-line alpine skiing! From scenic glacier runs and powder bowls to steep couloirs, spines and steep faces, Alaska has it all.
The coastal winter weather patterns in Alaska plaster the massive Alaskan mountains with wet snow. As the weather systems move off, the snow cools and dehydrates at the surface creating a magical, knee-deep dry layer on top. The snow pack gets progressively denser in the deeper layers, allowing skiers to ski fast, sick lines on steep pitches that would be unskiable anywhere else.
December, January and February bring deep, blower powder and all-day golden hour photo ops. The days grow longer in March and April, and the biggest lines tend to open up.