This year, you absolutely have to WANT to be here

Between the amount of snow that’s already fallen and the temperatures barely breaking into the double digits so early in the season, this is the year you had better really want to be in Alaska if you’re here. Because if you’re only here to follow a spouse or a job, you are one unhappy camper right now. In fact, I’d be willing to be that the grizzly still wandering Hillside and haunting the ski trails there simply wants to find a way to a nicer climate rather than try to hibernate in this weather.