What It Takes To Plow Alaska’s Thompson Pass (500 Inches Per Year)

What It Takes To Plow Alaska’s Thompson Pass (500 Inches Per Year)

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What It Takes To Plow Alaska’s Thompson Pass (500 Inches Per Year)

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When it comes right down to it, almost all pow day ski plans are dead in the water without the crucial work of road crews clearing the way. Snowplow drivers operate in adverse conditions, tough schedules and often remain anonymous as they generate that perpetual white wave behind the frosted windshield of their oversized vehicles.  Every so often it’s good to turn the light on the folks who keep our wintery lands passable and clear the way to the resort parking lot or trailhead. Enjoy this video by Mack Trucks about the drivers who operate on Alaska’s Thompson Pass battling an average snowfall of 500 inches per year. Join the crew up in Valdez and get an idea of their monumental job.  Cheers to plow drivers across the world!

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