Sunday, February 8, 2009

Arctic Valley

It was military appreciation day at the Arctic Valley resort, formerly known as Alpenglow.

Temps were in the mid-teens, and the visibility was 100%. However, Anchorage had a thick layer of clouds shielding the bright sunshine and blue skies.

NOTE: Arctic Valley is for tele-minded skiers, and upper intermediate to expert skiers only!

Below: Meg is tediously overlooking the precipice. This part took nearly 30 minutes....

A socked in view of Anchorage with the southern half of the Alaska Range behind. You can get a glimpse of Redoubt Volcano too.

Ship Creek Valley. The tallest peak on the right is Temptation Peak.

The peaks on the west side of the South Fork Eagle River Valley. The long broad ridge in the center of this photo is North Bowl.

Meg gives the rope tow the old "college try." She toughed it out all the way to the top. The sign reads, "beginners unload here."

Meg looking much happier (and me looking stupid) after she got some practice in. Its "just like riding a bike" she says.

Meg makes her way off of Thompson Lift.

The peak in the distance is Mount Gordon Lyon, and the bowl in front of it is Tequila Bowl.


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