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Sledders kick up fun as powder piles up in Anchorage

  • Author: Marc Lester
  • Updated: December 26, 2019
  • Published December 26, 2019

Brian Sayasane, right, and his daughters, from left, Kasey, 10, Kylie, 8, and Kyra, 4, kick up snow as they glide. (Marc Lester / ADN)

Sledders took advantage of soft, fluffy, newly fallen snow on the hill at Russian Jack Springs Park on Thursday. The deep powder made for slow rides and soft landings, at least until the snow was packed down.

Russian Jack Springs is one of three parks that Anchorage Parks and Recreation designates for sledding. The others are Centennial Park and Kincaid Park. Conditions for snow-based fun should remain good in Anchorage, according to National Weather Service forecasts. Continued snowfall is possible for several more days.

Kids kick up a face full of snow as they ride down the Russian Jack Springs Park hill. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Lindsey Shippen and her son Lyle, 3, ride down the Russian Jack Springs Park hill. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Kris Hinrichsen loses some momentum in deep powder as he sleds. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Sledders spill out of their sled at the bottom of the hill. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Kris Hinrichsen carries his son Kent, 2, back to the top of the hill after a ride. (Marc Lester / ADN)