More Articles by Alyeska Resort

The Magic of Corn Snow

For snow geeks, there’s a term for the fantastic spring conditions currently featured on the slopes of Alyeska. It’s called a freeze/thaw cycle. Pretty simple science here: the snow freezes at night, staying firm in the morning hours, evolving into a soft, silky texture perfect for carving turns by the …Read More

April 2nd, 2010 in Mountain News

Eyeing the Finish

Today is the grand finale of the Alyeska World Comp. The talent pool of skiers and snowboarders has been honed, and today, only the best of the best will be hitting the big lines for a chance at cash prizes and a badge of honor. The conditions are perfect and the …Read More

March 26th, 2010 in Mountain News

To the Moon and Back

It’s that time of year again when telemarkers are flocking off the airplanes from as far away as Japan, Italy and New Zealand to descend upon Alyeska for the 7th Annual Jeff Nissman Memorial Telemark Festival, more affectionately known as TELEPALOOZA!  Since telemarkers are essentially a lovey, hippie, all inclusive …Read More

March 22nd, 2010 in Mountain News

Space to Roam

There are some days where 1,400 skiable acres seems small. And then, there are days when that same acreage seems expansive. Days where you can lay down a few tracks without another soul in sight. Alyeska’s snow safety, ski patrol and lifty crews have putting in OT this week, and the result …Read More

March 13th, 2010 in Mountain News

The Return of the Snow

I didn’t know what 3+ inches of snow per hour meant until yesterday. I had wiped the car clean of the foot of new snow that had accumulated in the morning, and took the dog out for a quick spin. Upon our return, the car had received another healthy layer of …Read More

March 6th, 2010 in Mountain News