Again this winter, I studied and confirmed, that I'd rather ski in Southcentral Alaska than any place in the world.
Overall, the winter was cold and dry. Anchorage was snowy, with six months of nordic skiing in town. The mountains had powder all season, right down to sea level, but it was shallow. This created more persistent weak layers and open crevasses. Different than the previous three winters that were warm and wet, with rain in Anchorage and at sea level, but a colossal snowpack in the alpine.
During the midwinter I did some guiding but mostly taught classes for the Alaska Avalanche School. In the spring, I focused on ski guiding, but was lucky enough to sneak in my best personal ski season in years. Below are some of the winter highlights.