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Alyeska Closes Ski Areas Because of Weather

Published On: Jan 27 2014 01:06:41 PM AKST
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -

Alyeska Resort says it is closing its ski lifts and terrain as unseasonably warm weather continues.

The Girdwood resort says its closure will last for several days because warm temperatures have made a mess of groomed mountainsides.

The Anchorage Daily News says the combination of warm temperatures and a shallow, saturated snowpack have made conditions at the ski area too variable.

The resort says it is monitoring conditions, and operations will resume as soon as possible.