Rock Stars & Free Spirits

Fun races = fun times

For the past 8 years, Telepalooza has been one weekend at Alyeska Resort that is not to be missed!  A true festival packed with fun for the whole family kicks off this weekend with the North Face Vertical Challenge on Friday! Then rock out like you’ve never rocked before with live music fromHell’s Belles, at the Sitzmark on Friday and Saturday night.  

Dress up in Rockstar costume to ski and dance the day and night away on Saturday with Telepalooza favorite events like the Classic Race on Race Trail and telemark clinics for every level through the Mountain Learning Center!  

On Saturday night, the biggest fundraiser of the year happens for our local avalanche information center. We raffle off thousands of dollars of prizes including a chance to go heli-skiing with Valdez Heli Camps and big powder skis from RAMP and Black Diamond!  

Every dollar bill you spend on a raffle ticket goes instantly to support the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center with funding that pays for 7 day a week forecasting, snow machines for the forecasters and weather stations from Summit Lake to Eagle River.  Whether you backcountry ski or not, chances are you know someone who does.  Donating to the Avalanche Forecast Center is a way to keep your loved ones safe.  All donations are made in honor of a fallen avalanche forecaster, Jeff Nissman, who the whole festival is named for.  So come do your good deed for the year and have fun doing it!  

Hone your skills at the beacon park, demo some new skis, give your lungs a run for their money in the uphill/downhill race on Sunday, dig out your leather pants and ski in ’em. Ski you on the slopes!  

Raffle tickets will be on sale at the Java Haus all week as well as at the Sitzmark in the evenings.  See you Wednesday night at the Powderwhore movie “Television” at the Sitzmark at 7 p.m. to get your stoke fired up for the weekend! I will be there, throwing out tons of goodies to you and you and you!

~ Brooke Edwards

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