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Alyeska Snow Classic Finds Local Winner

Courtesy Photo / FVCS Snow Classic winners were Diana Stram of Girdwood (pictured) and Piper Jo Bloom of Kenai.

Alyeska Snow Classic Finds Local Winner

By Briana Sullivan
Four Valleys Community School

Rather than predicting when the ice will break, Snow Classic players guessed the depth of snow on Mount Alyeska. Guessing took place March 1-31, for a measuring date of April 21. With another year of unpredictable weather during our winter months, and a record early spring throughout the state, participants were likely guessing on the shallow end of snow depth. Then, amidst the final week leading into closing day, Mount Alyeska received two feet of snow at the top of Glacier Bowl Express. The wait is over, and the 2019 winners have been notified.

The Alyeska Snow Classic Measuring Stick was read April 21, 2019 with a snow depth of 2.68 feet (two feet, six tenths, eight hundredths). Tickets were purchased from FVCS board members and sold at The Mercantile in addition to pop up sales at Powder Hound, Sitzmark, Girdwood Clinic, Girdwood Brewing Co., and Chair 5.

This year, the pot was the largest in six years and there were two exact guesses: The Snow Classic Committee found Diana Stram of Girdwood and Piper Jo Bloom of Kenai the lucky winners.

50% of the monies raised will support FVCS and the remaining 50% will be distributed to the winners. The pot for 2019 was $3,760, which gives FCVS $1,880 and the winners the remaining $1,880, to receive $940 each.

Piper Jo Bloom of Kenai is paying it forward. She plans to share some of her winnings with the Soldotna Montessori Mini Food Pantry. Ms Bloom and her family volunteer at the food bank and also grocery shop for their Food Pantry, located in front of the Montessori school at the food bank. Thank you Piper, for inspiring people and sharing your good fortune for a great cause.

FVCS Board and staff would like to thank all those who participated in the Snow Classic this year. The fundraiser helps supplement our community classes and events, programs, and all operational aspects.

FVCS Board of Directors has openings. Time to ponder volunteering benefits the curious and interested – over the next several weeks – then attend our meeting in September. We look forward to helping anyone interested learn more over the summer about serving our community with FVCS.

Check FVCS website or office for all the fun beginning before you know it, before it fills up. Summer is nearly here and our office space will close May 23.

Courtesy Photo / FVCS Snow Classic winners were Diana Stram of Girdwood (pictured) and Piper Jo Bloom of Kenai.

Courtesy Photo / FVCS
Snow Classic winners were Diana Stram of Girdwood (pictured) and Piper Jo Bloom of Kenai.