ANCHORAGE — One week before Thanksgiving, much of the nation is digging out from snowstorms, but the ground is bare in Alaska’s largest city.
This time of year, Anchorage normally has nearly 17 inches of snowfall. Instead, it’s seen less than 4 inches — and that snow fell a month ago and melted in unseasonably warmer weather.
Without powder, local skiers are hitting the trails on roller skis or getting fit indoors. Some people are finding frozen lakes to skate on, even if it means leaving town. Others are celebrating.