Archive for ‘Mountain News’

Take a Summer Vacation in Alaska this Year

Hotel Alyeska basks in Alaska's sun

The tell-tale signs of summer in Alaska are emerging as the major national parks—Denali, Katmai, Kenai Fjords, and Wrangell-St. Elias—are waking up from their winter hibernation. The white-capped mountain peaks surrounding Alyeska Resort are giving way to verdant green as the lush landscape escapes its winter blanket. Alyeska Resort is …Read More

Posted by —June 26th, 2012

Pause Button

Those of you who skied Monday got a special treat when the mountain stayed open an extra hour so we could all enjoy a few more runs in the spring sunshine. I knew it was pretty much over when a ski patroller told me he was ready to be done …Read More

Posted by —May 30th, 2012

Winding Down

Well, the 2011/2012 ski season is winding down. Sure was a great season! Don’t really know many places that see 962″ of snow—or how about  96″ in May? In addition to snow in May, we’ve had some sun too. You can’t beat the view from the top when it’s clear. I think …Read More

Posted by —May 21st, 2012

Two Weekends Left

So the miracle of May skiing has been a little hit and miss, I admit it. I’m sure it wasn’t just me loading my skis in the car last weekend just in case we’d be able to ski the several feet of snow that fell on top of the mountain. …Read More

Posted by —May 17th, 2012

JohnnyJet.com Writer Visits Alyeska Resort, Alaska

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Snow covered roads wind through caverns lined with sugar coated pines from October through April. Annual snowfall for Girdwood is 650 inches. Alyeska is Alaska’s premier Ski Resort with over 300 rooms slope side. The skiing is accessed through a fun and thrilling vertical tram ride to the top. Located 40 …Read More

Posted by —April 18th, 2012