More Articles by Patrol

Farming the powder

The last time we woke Girdwood residents with a gun mission was the third of February. Days have been bright and beautiful with crisp temperatures and little wind for most of the month. We recently had an impressive wind event Chugach-wide. On Friday we shut down Six and the Tram mid-afternoon, …Read More

February 28th, 2011 in Mountain News

What’s up with Christmas Chute?

We closed Christmas Chute on Saturday afternoon due to unsafe skiing conditions. A trough appeared Friday due to constant sideslipping and was deemed too hazardous by the team on Saturday. It is the narrowest point in the Chute and many of our guests choose to sideslip through rather than risk blowing …Read More

February 22nd, 2011 in Mountain News

Helo One

Patroller Scott Pattison waiting with Fundy as Brian McGorry loads Helo 1.

You may have noticed the AST’s Helo One flying around the resort yesterday. Patrol teamed up with Alaska State Troopers for some helicopter training. Pilot Mel Nading briefed us on the way he needs thing done around the helicopter. After briefing, we put the dogs in the ship. Once the …Read More

February 16th, 2011 in Mountain News

More Terrain, Bring Your Beacon

We opened Christmas Chute for the first time on Wednesday and a bit of the High Silver Hike on Thursday. It’s great to finally have conditions that allow us to give more Powder to the People. As part of the ongoing project to help us help you, we are requiring …Read More

January 28th, 2011 in Mountain News

Patroller Auction

Thanks to everyone that turned out for the Patroller Auction Friday evening. Our FNG’s really came out full force, from pole dancing to motorboating, they made it happen. We made a sacrifice to Uller with a head shaving which is paying off right now. Sure the nunchucks hit a guest …Read More

January 24th, 2011 in Live Music & Events