Snow is Alaska marks late start to season
(crows pass, Alaska)
The west coast and mountain regions are experiencing a San Diego like fall, but snow in Alaska signals a proper switch to winter. The whole snow machining community is polishing their sleds and watching for snow, but the late start shouldn't be any trouble.
Typically early snow melts early anyways, so the lack of early snow shouldn't impact the snow levels at all. We will need some cool temperatures and precipitation in late October and through November to get a good base, but there is plenty of time for that.
Now is the perfect time to get ready for the season. Grab your tunnel rack and ski or snowboard holders and get them installed without getting your hands cold.