Spring Carnival 2017
It’s spring in Alaska, the plants and animals are starting to wake up, the days are getting longer and the temps are warming up. Spring at Alyeska also means one more thing, SPRING CARNIVAL! 2017 marks the 40th annual instalment of this signature Alyeska Resort event. See below for event schedule.
Friday, April 7
Annual Costume Party | 6- 9 pm @ the Sitzmark First round of Slush Cup participant picks. 25 competitors will be selected based on quality of costume (originality, flare and style). Winners must come in the same costume for the Slush Cup on Saturday. If a costume contestant is selected on Friday their entry fee will be cut in half to just $25! 21 & over, free admission.
You can also register for the Idiots Swim, Dummy Downhill, Bike Race and XTRATUF Tug o’War. All free events!
Saturday, April 8
Event Registration | 10 am – 3 pm Register for all Spring Carnival events including the remaining 25 spots for the Slush Cup, Idiots Swim, Dummy Downhill and XTRATUF Tug o’War!
Final Round of Slush Cup picks | 1:30 pm Hopeful participants must convince the judges they are worthy of the remaining 25 spots in Slush Cup. Must be in full costume.
Idiot Swim Across | 3 pm Brave souls swim across the pond for your entertainment! Free. Pre-registration required.
40th Annual Alaska Airlines Slush Cup | 4 pm 50 competitors will ski or ride down the mountain and try to make it across the 110′ pond for a chance to win a 2017-18 season pass or Alaska Airline tickets! $50 entry. Potential participants must register by 1 pm and selections will take place at 1:30 pm.
Sunday, April 9
Event Registration | 10 am – 2 pm Register for Spring Carnival events. Parade of Dummys will be on display near the Bear Cub Quad.
Speedway Cycles Mountain Bike Race | 10 am
Bikers will race down Main Street trail. $10 entry (FREE with lift ticket/season pass). Register from 8 am – 9 am at the Tramway Cafe. Tram uploads begin at 9 am.
Dummy Downhill | 12 pm Create your own “dummy” to send flying down a ski trail. Great prizes for top finishing dummies! Free. Drop your dummy off by 11:30 am by the Info Tent. Pre-registration required.
XTRATUF Tug-of-War | 2 pm Teams of 5 compete in a tug-of-war across the pond. Last team standing wins a pair of XTRATUF’s for each member of the team. Free. Pre-registration required
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Will Play Slush Cup Weekend
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – sometimes referred to as POTR – is an American rock group based in California. The band consists of Lukas Nelson (vocals/guitar), Anthony Logerfo (drums), Corey McCormick (bass), and Tato Melgar (percussion). Lukas is a son of country singer Willie Nelson.
Self described as Cowboy, Hippie, Surf Rock, POTR played its first shows in the fall of 2008 selling its first EP “Live Beginnings” to pay for touring. The album contained live tracks recorded at the famed “Belly Up” venue in Solana Beach, California.In January 2009, the band began a nine-show tour opening for Willie Nelson including a five night stop at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Next was a two-week tour with B.B. King through Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska. Before the tours ended the band had sold all its “Live Beginnings” CDs.
POTR’s cowboy-hippie-surf-rock will certainly resonate with the Spring Carnival crowd and will certainly sell out. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the tram ticket off, by phone at 907.754.2275 or online at TheSitzmark.com