I want to begin by introducing Peak 3. Found at the end of Canyon Road, it is Flattop Mountain’s older and slightly taller sibling. For those who are interested in backcountry adventuring, this mountain provides consistent and extremely accessible skiing throughout the winter. It boasts incredible views of the Anchorage bowl, the Cook Inlet, Denali, Mount Susitna, and the IRS range. It serves as one of my winter and spring skiing staples.
Yesterday, we reached the summit at 9:30 pm after a late and lazy start. The fresh air and golden light were rejuvenating after a long workday. The recent warm weather hammered the snow and it was tricky skiing but well worth the effort. I anticipate the snow to “corn up” soon and I’m sure this fantastic mountain has several more weeks of spring skiing left in it!