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Over 200 inches of snow greets Alyeska skiers
and riders

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1 Dec 08 - Yes you read that right - over 200 inches  - 16.7 feet! - of snow. And 117 inches of the total came in the last week at Alyeska Resort, about 40 miles south of Anchorage, Alaska.

Alyeska opened for business on November 26 and according to a press release, with "epic conditions that rival the best opening day on record."

Here's a short YouTube video shot on opening weekend at Alyeska:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxxL3kPvuzg

“Conditions are more reminiscent of early spring than they are in December,” says the Alyeska marketing machine, “with several feet of deep soft snow covering all elevations of the mountain. More snowfall is forecasted for the next five days. Alyeska opened on November 26th to epic conditions that rival the best opening day on record. “

"This is the best opening weekend I can remember", stated Di Hiibner, Ski Area General Manager. "We were able to open the entire mountain with the exception of our outer areas and the lower bowl with waist deep powder that made this a memorable week."

http://blog.nj.com/skiing/2008/12/over_200_inches_of_snow_greets.html
Thanks to Gavin Sibbald for this link

 


 



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