As usual with this group the Valdez trip was a bust.  Clouds and wind kept us from skiing, other then a Saturday afternoon lap on Odyssey.  I realized halfway through the trip that the only times I’ve been in Valdez when the sun wasn’t shinning were with Mania and Wilson, and so figured that I was pretty much screwed.  Anyway, we raced back to the western Chugach for some sun shine and powder.  I Spent the day skiing Corn Biscuit (pictured above) with Mania and Wilson; we found that typically Alaskan 9″ of effortless skiing powder.  Skinning around in a t-shirt, and with the sun now shinning until nine it’s hard contemplating that winter was only a few months ago.   Oh well, as long as the skiing stays good we’ll be happy.