This is a beautiful sight - almost 3 feet of snow on the ground and there are giant flakes falling as I type this. Some will curse the snow but I will always welcome it. What's the point of living in Alaska if you don't embrace the beauty of winter? Going into my third year of living here at the Nature Center and we're finally getting a true Alaskan winter. I've put more miles on my skis in the past few weeks than I did the two years prior.