As Alyeska Resort prepares for its April 28 operations close date -- a full month earlier than last year's extended date of May 30-- skiers and snowboarders may be wondering how bad was the 2012-13 season, anyway?
The answer: It wasn't a bad year at all at the ski resort south of Alaska's largest city. Unofficial Networks, a ski and snowboarding website, reports that Alyeska saw upward of of 650 inches of accumulation during the 2012-13 season, a healthy-enough snowfall to earn it second-snowiest ski resort bragging rights, Unofficial reports. First place goes to the Mount Baker Ski Area in Washington, which racked up 808 inches.
This year's accumulation was a bit shy of Alyeska's current, 10-year snowfall average of 731 inches and fell far short of last year's record winter snowfall.
Plan on enjoying the last weekend of lift skiing? Make sure to check the resort's website, hotline or Facebook page for any weather or closure updates. As this winter's exhibited, you never know what the weather's going to do next.
Alyeska's April hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the tram is currently closed for maintenance.