The perfect place to ski!
When I think of great places to ski, the Rocky Mountains and the Swiss Alps come to mind.
However, it turns out Alaska is the new hot spot!
Girdwood, Alaska, has been rated one of the top ten places in the world to ski.
Girdwood was a former gold-mining town until they cleared the forest.
Since the 1970s, people have been traveling to this town to have the ultimate ski experience.
There are many unpaved roads in this town which makes it hard to drive, but gives it character.
The best thing about this town is that you do not have to compete with the crowds.
Even better, the sun shines much longer during summer months.
Photograph by Scott Markewitz