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Snow depths vary widely across Anchorage

Alaska Dispatch

How much snow did Anchorage get on Tuesday?

As usual, that depends on where you live. Hillside got the most, and skiers are already showing up at the Glen Alps trailhead in Chugach State Park.  O’Malley Road and Hillside Drive snowfall measured 3.5 inches. The O’Malley trailhead at 1,400 feet of elevation saw 3 inches.

East Anchorage only picked up 2 inches and those poor forecasters at the National Weather Service office in the western part of town got only 0.4 inches.

As if on cue, Anchorage high school cross-county skiers had their first day of practice on Monday.

Skiers posting on the Cross Country Alaska website  noted some skiing prospects. Travis Rector “went for a moonlight cruise of Russian Jack (Springs Park). The skiing was quite good along the fairways, although I did bottom out a few times.”

Another skier noted that 6 inches of snow in the Glen Alps parking lot “gradually decreased to about 3 inches by the base of Ptarmigan Peak.”

Is more on the way?  The National Weather Service forecast only mentions a "slight chance" beginning on Friday.