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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-15-2013, 06:25 PM
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Not to rub it in, but yeah, actually it does. My territory also covers Utah, Cali, the PNW, Idaho, and Montana. My travel schedule during the season is going to be heavily influenced by powder forecasts.
Looks like i'm in the same boat as you. I'm going to be traveling all over the Rocky Mountain region for work. Although, I don't know how much snowboarding I'm going to be able to do.

Unfortunately, the upgrade in the job might be a downgrade in my 100 day seasons.

It's going to be pretty hard staring at the mountains while I'm stuck working. We'll see how it all turns out, but a man's gotta have his priorities (snowboarding>money).
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Linville, if you want some easy backcountry, I would recommend Hatcher Pass. It's about an hour out of Anchorage just north of Palmer in the Talkeetna Mountains. It has plowed snow parks with lines to be had without having to skin in long distance. I've ridden there a few times and if the snow is good, it's pretty epic. You might email snowolf about it, he knows the area like the back of his hand.

Alyeska is going to be your goto spot for great riding served by chairs. Typically they shut down in mid April depending on snow conditions. For the best technical terrain in the back country, go to Turnagain Pass on the same highway as Alyeska (Seward Highway) just past Portage. I'm up here at Mt. Aurora Skiland in Fairbanks and we are usually open in April. Nothing epic, but its a fun ski hill with lots of trees and a great local vibe. Also home of the farthest north chairlift in the world. You should try to make it up!
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