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“There is no way it is skiable,” I thought to myself, “So it can’t hurt to go up and just take a quick look.” Ian, Matias, and I were standing at the high point of the pass between Williwaw Lakes and Long Lake, just behind Elliott Peak in the Chugach front range. What had started [...]

Crust skiing is hard to predict. That is part of the attraction, and it adds to the thrill when you nail a perfect crust day. 2011 was a relatively low snow year in southcentral Alaska, and it seemed that the general consensus was that the lack of snow would result in a poor crust season. [...]

Crust skiing is hard to predict. That is part of the attraction, and it adds to the thrill when you nail a perfect crust day. 2011 was a relatively low snow year in southcentral Alaska, and it seemed that the general consensus was that the lack of snow would result in a poor crust season. [...]

Crust skiing is hard to predict. That is part of the attraction, and it adds to the thrill when you nail a perfect crust day. 2011 was a relatively low snow year in southcentral Alaska, and it seemed that the general consensus was that the lack of snow would result in a poor crust season. [...]

Crust skiing is hard to predict. That is part of the attraction, and it adds to the thrill when you nail a perfect crust day. 2011 was a relatively low snow year in southcentral Alaska, and it seemed that the general consensus was that the lack of snow would result in a poor crust season. [...]