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Alyeska winter snowboarding trip

Heather and I made the ~2500km round trip to Alyeska Mountain Resort in Alaksa in the dead of winter.
We had an amazing time, highlight pictures are below.

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Rusty, my mighty $450 go-anywhere vehicle. With studded winter tires, selectable 4×4 and 3 plugins (block, sump, battery) it’s up for the challenges -40C presents.

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The Kluane Mountains at sunrise

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The Alaska Highway in the dead of winter. It’s about -35C, bad viability. The few moose and caribou that jumped out made things VERY exciting.

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Alyeska Mountain Resort – we walked around the whole village many times at night

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Heather and snowboard on the summit of Alyeska

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The Alyeska Hostel – an extremely friendly place to stay right on the mountain

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Using the Christmas Lights at the hostel to plugin the Subaru when it was cold

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An old chairlift at Alyeska

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The restaurant at the top of the Alyeska Gondola

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Snowboarding down Alyeska. That’s the ocean behind me

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Dan and snowboard on the summit of Alyeska Resort. The mountains are absolutely enormous.

I miss snowboarding simple smile

-Dan


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