Thanks for that info Wolfie. Would not have had that on my radar, but it looks epic and I have always wanted to go to Alaska. Definitely something to consider, though coming from the East Coast may make it more difficult.
Not to totally threadjack but I think our plans will be to hunt the powder. Put in for the time off but pay a little extra booking the trip somewhat last minute to go where the snow will be. I would love to do JHole, Squaw, or Mammoth if staying in continental US (Snowbird too, but we have all been). Whistler or Revelstoke if we head to Canada. Throwing Alyeska in as well now.