Another good trip to valdez. Was my one last ski trip till I had to start work again for the summer. Sunny weather, free beer, ABA was gone so no helicopters on the popular touring zones and the Chugach Mtn Festival Brought in a large Girdwood crowd to ski and party. Eric Pehota was helping out with the uphill/downhill raid race and Jeff Holden was a judge for the extreme comp. Was cool to hang out with Pehota a little yet he didn't ski much, just kinda hung out and drove people around with a snowmanchine. They talked Andrew Mclean into entering the uphill downhill race (he was there teaching a guide class) and a couple local girdwood kids beat him on time yet when the skills(orienteering, avy questions) were added in he took first. The extreme comp was won by a japanese skier from whistler yet the rest of the top 5 were from girdwood. Skied 8 out of 10 days (all hiking). Snow was skiing well but not the typical chugach powder so wasn't worth it for me to heli (heli's were finding good snow when they went back far on the glaciers but was unseasonably warm). Well here are some pictures I'm back to work now, guess you gotta work sometimes?