Anchorage, Alaska Nears November Snowfall Record As Powder Piles Up


It's not about a ski resort, but it involves snow, so I'd say it's fit for digital print in POWDER.

Anchorage, Alaska, is rapidly approaching its previous November snowfall record of 38.8 inches set in 1994.

@thealaskalife has the rundown.

When you read this, the record may have already been broken. Given that it's only mid-November, the Alaskan city has plenty of time to pick up those last decimals, and with more snow on the way this coming week, a record is all but assured.

What of Alaskan ski resorts, you ask? Yeah, yeah, I know that's why you're here.

I'm pleased to report that the news out of Alyeska, Alaska's largest ski resort, is exactly what you skiers are looking to hear.

Since the Alaskan battering started earlier this month, the resort has picked up loads of snow. I'd go into further detail, but I think this video does the situation better justice than my words could.

That doesn't look like mid-November to me, but I'm not one to overly-scrutinize a positive development, even if it makes me more than a little jealous.

Alyeska hasn't yet opened its doors to eager skiers, but those first lift-serviced turns are right around the corner.

The resort plans to open on November 25th. I'd throw in the usual "weather and conditions" permitting caveat, but from my vantage, the conditions are looking more than permissive. Game on!

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