Archive for ‘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

Posted by —October 31st, 2012

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

Posted by —September 11th, 2012

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

Posted by —September 5th, 2012

Chair 4 Construction

If you ask any local Alyeska skiers or riders what their favorite part of the bowl side of the mountain is some will surely say Race-Trail. Others would reply Waterfall. While others would say the High Traverse, you could get any other assortment of answers. If you ask the same group …Read More

Posted by —August 31st, 2012

Perfect Weekend for Downhill!

Looking at the extended weather forecast on NOAA I was discouraged. Rain, rain, rain with a chance of rain. I was really hoping for an Alaskan bluebird day to enjoy but I was not going to let a little water get me down. It’s Wednesday, Saturday I’m going to be …Read More

Posted by —August 30th, 2012