More Articles by Alyeska Resort

A celebration of Rob Hammel

A modern renaissance man and champion of the Alaskan dream, Robert Warren Hammel, longtime resident of Girdwood and Denali Park, died on November 24, 2012. Rob lost his life heroically assisting at a motor vehicle accident south of Girdwood while working for the State of Alaska Department of Transportation. Rob …Read More

December 1st, 2012 in Mountain News

Fire The Snow Guns: The first signs of man made snow get help from Mother Nature.

There are few things in life like going for a walk in a snow storm at night. I’m not talking about the wind howling in your face, bitter cold, zero visibility snow storm. The type of storm I’m referring to is the kind that’s calm, zero wind with a temperature right around twenty degrees Fahrenheit. The kind …Read More

November 8th, 2012 in Mountain News

3 Weeks and Counting

Last week Alyeska Resort and the town of Girdwood were dumped on by an early season storm leaving upwards of a foot of fresh snow on the mountain and eight inches in most of Girdwood. As you can imagine the energy levels rose with the fresh snow leaving many locals …Read More

October 31st, 2012 in Mountain News

2012 Alyeska Climbathon

Alyeska Climbathon particpants

The 5th annual Alyeska Climbathon was held on September 8th. This Vertical Challenge event has participants making as many laps up the North Face Hiking Trail as they can over the course this 10 hour event.  111 hardy mountain runners and hikers showed up for the 9 am start.  The …Read More

September 11th, 2012 in Mountain News

Winter is approaching fast in Girdwood, AK

The fireweed has reached the top of its stem and the leaves on the trees are falling to the ground. Along with the temperature dropping and early signs of termination dust on the upper mountain in the morning there is also signs of old man winter approaching on the faces …Read More

September 5th, 2012 in Mountain News