Archive for ‘Mountain News’

Alyeska Resort rolls out National Safety Awareness Week

Tim and his avalanche dog, Yuki, believe in mountain safety

Alyeska Resort is recognizing the importance of safety on the slopes and joining a number of U.S. based resort operators for ‘National Safety Awareness Week’, held January 14 to 22, 2012. The primary goal of the week’s activities is to raise awareness among skiers and snowboarders for safe habits and …Read More

Posted by —January 13th, 2012

Good Timing To Start Skiing Inbounds

Earlier this season I approached Alyeska Resort about teaming up with my web site, Geargals.com, for some photoshoots and gear testing gigs. Sandy, the Resort’s Public Relations director, suggested that I do some blogging for Alyeska instead, and dangled a shiny season pass in front of me to help my …Read More

Posted by —January 13th, 2012

Ringing in the New Year, a holiday to remember…

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Photo: Simon Evans Alyeska Resort brought 2011 to a close in stellar fashion. This holiday season will go down as one of the best for me. For two reasons—the answer “YES”, and skiing some of the lightest, driest powder Alyeska has seen in years. 2012 starts off with 369″ total …Read More

Posted by —January 7th, 2012

Speaking of Patience

Alaska, Girdwood, Mt Alyeska and the Hotel Alyeska ski resort

You wouldn’t think patience would be as big of a virtue in a professional kitchen, at least not if you watch any of the hundreds of reality TV shows. You know, the ones that glorify the chaos, cacophony and stress that inherently go hand-in-hand with four-star service. Well… you’d be …Read More

Posted by —December 13th, 2011

A good day

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No matter what sport or activity makes you happiest, it really is true: A day of _____________(fill in the blank) is better than a day without. For those of us in Girdwood, Alaska, that love is for skiing and riding. Pure, unadultered sliding on slopes, cold smoke style. For some, the love for the skiing …Read More

Posted by —November 24th, 2011