As Alaskans, preparing for winter can be exciting whether we’re buying our Eaglecrest season passes, prepping our snowmachines, or bundling up for an adventure deep in the Alaskan snow. That preparation is usually the first act of a movie that climaxes when we hit the powder, see the sunrise over snow-covered peaks or open the throttle on a wide-open expanse of white.
This winter has been an anticlimax.
Without snow, it left many people in Juneau searching for something to replace their usual activities.
Local resident Nate Weltzin found himself at a dead end.