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Scott Jerome

My Story

A native of southern Michigan, I grew up in Washington State where my family and I hiked, skied, hunted, and biked.  After stops in Maine, the U.P. of Michigan, and Minnesota for education and work, I settled in Fairbanks, Alaska, where I was hired as the head ski and CC running coach at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  After 15 years of full time coaching I am now returning to school to pursue a PhD.  I am now involved in my new favorite sport: skijoring (dogs and cross country skis).  Winter activities have always been a major part of my life.  Driving on snow and ice has been ever-present.

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The Snow Came, and Went...

We had a serious snowstorm bny Fairbanks' standards two weeks ago.  Trees down, 10" of wet, heavy snow, power out, and schools closed.  This is a rare thing up here -- school canceled due to snow!  It…

Nasty Roads In Fairbanks

After wet snow fell on Saturday, Fairbanks received cold temps on Sunday and a layer of ice on all roadways. The road crews were sleeping in but we had a race to get to.  We kept the speed down -- we s…

Freezing Rain!

We had freezing rain over the weekend in Fairbanks -- a rarity this time of year.  Though we stayed off the roads on Sunday, we had to get out on Monday.  Our Hakka 7 tires worked like a dream.  We saw…

Warmth in Alaska Means Slippery Driving

We have had a warm up in Fairbanks after a several weeks around -20F.  It will be around 20 above zero F today.  This is pretty nice for skiing and skijoring, but it has left the roads with a sheen of…

The Snow Arrived in Fairbanks...Finally!

After a serious snow drought (over six weeks since our first "dump" of 4 inches or so) Fairbanks, Alaska, is receiving a steady snowfall.  It looks like it could be around 6"-8" when all is said and do…