Words & Photos: Jeff Hawe
Tailgate has officially ended. It went out with a bang in the form of a two-foot storm and three full bluebird days that followed. Many tailgaters weary from weeks of tough weather with only a couple short windows pulled the plug and abandoned ship in the face of the storm. The faithful remained and the reward was oh so sweet. Heli budgets were spent and lines that had been eyed for weeks were ridden. That is the fickle beast that is Alaska snowboarding, it's a game of patience and when practiced well the payout is worth the wait. Come with no schedule and be on time for the best days of snowboarding in your life.