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Snow, at last, excites Anchorage residents

By Lauren Maxwell 2:29 AM November 11, 2013

Kids, skiers and bears alike had their fun in the snow

ANCHORAGE – There’s something about the first snowfall that brings out the little kid in people.

That was the case in Anchorage Monday. There were also plenty of actual children who enjoyed the snow.

At Winterberry Charter School the energy on the playground was off the charts as kids threw snowballs, made snow forts and even tried to eat the white stuff. Teacher David Gillam said this was one recess students didn’t want to miss.

“They heard the second graders got extra recess so they wanted extra recess too,” Gillam said. “They were afraid all the good snow was going to be gone before they got out here. Fortunately, there were still some patches that hadn’t been trampled on.”

It wasn’t just kids who were feeling their oats. At the Alaska Zoo, snow brought out the brown bears to wrestle and play. It could be one of their last outings before they take a long winter nap.

But others are just getting started. Kincaid Park had plenty of people who couldn’t wait to strap on their cross country skis and hit the trails.

“They’re not groomed yet,” said Lacey Hooser, who was out for the first time this season. “So it’s kind of like making your own path and your own ski trail.”

Hooser said she wanted to get some practice in before things got really crowded. And it’s likely that won’t be long.

The snow is brightening the landscape and people’s moods now that it is finally here.

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