This is ‘Kelly’ with your Alyeska Snow Report…
That’s right kids. A new season is upon us. You probably couldn’t tell by looking around town though. The little bit of snow that hit in October is now long gone. That’s good though…not quite ready to pull out the snow-blower.
If you can read the fine print – tentative opening day is November 17!!!
Turnagain Arm from ‘Trapline’ | Photo by A. Yi
Back in 2005, my doc told me to take it easy after I once again hurt my back. The sad part about it was it didn’t happen riding but sleeping on a marshmallow of a bed at my brother’s place in Portland during Thanksgiving. When I got back to Anchorage I went to see my doc.
Lower back pain | Courtesy of HealthSouth MRI
That’s a shot of my lower back. The dark disc [second from the bottom] is not normal…I repeat…not normal. I’ve hurt my lower back in the past. Once a long time ago skateboarding and a few years before this incident snowboarding. Not a comfortable feeling when you lose control of your legs because your back spasms. Doc told me to stay off the board for the 05/06 season. I couldn’t help myself and went out once or twice late in the season. Stayed healthy during the 06/07 but limited my riding and eased into things.
Is that a cowboy mannequin? | Photo by A. Yi
Get your head in the game | Photo by A. Yi
I’m not sure how much riding I will get in this year. My brother is due in town sometime late December and he’s bringing his board with him. I’m sure I’ll get a few days in.
Puts a smile on my face | Video Screenshot by A. Yi