Alaska is synonymous with snow, and since the earthquake on November 30, 2018, the increasing snowfall invites children, and those getting in touch with their inner child,, to discover the joy of sledding. In Anchorage, and beyond, to Eagle River and Chugiak, an array of brightly colored plastic sleds, toboggans, and inner tubes dot the white hills, as thrill seekers hit the slopes for their own reasons.
For Grayson Laffen, a new comer to Alaska, it was a pleasant distraction. “And then, the big earthquake came out of nowhere. But then, we got a ton of snow.” Grayson smiles, “So, I went sledding to get my mind off of it.“
Savannah Meriman rests at the top of the hill. “It is a good way to get excer, exercise, by walking up a hill.”
Matt Kenny and his family happily share the joy of sledding by offering a space on a sled destined for the bottom of the hill. (See more of Kenny on Facebook – Anchorage Good News)