- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Southcentral Alaska's balmy temperatures mean the state's busiest downhill ski area will not make its traditional Thanksgiving opening.
Channel-2 News reports a lack of snow will keep slopes at Alyeska Resort closed this week. Resort officials say temperatures have been so high, they can't even make snow. Mountain services manager Brian Burnett says snow makers usually crank up Nov. 1. He says the mountain needs temperatures in the mid-20s to start but it hasn't been cold enough. Burnett says that when temperatures drop, it will take crews a couple of days to get the mountain ready for skiing.