Archive for ‘Mountain News’

Beginner Nation

I’ve been a beginner skier three times in my life so far: once when I first learned to ski as a wee lass, second when I came back from a painful and debilitating knee surgery six years ago, and third just last month when I took up telemarking. There’s nothing …Read More

Posted by —April 1st, 2012

Congratulations Mik and Zooka!

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In November this season, Mik Jedlicka took over the training and handling of Zooka—Alyeska Resort’s first official avalanche search dog. Since Mik was a new handler, she needed to prove her skills and competency in order to become an “operational team” with Zooka. They tested on February 5th and on February 28th Mik and Zooka …Read More

Posted by —March 27th, 2012

Hug A Groomer

Today’s sunny skies, mild temperatures, and nonexistent crowds (Spring Break hangover, maybe?) were the perfect recipe to break out my brand spanking new-to-me telemark setup and take some Groomer Appreciation Time to practice dropping a knee. If you’ve been skiing a while you probably eschew the groomed runs and think …Read More

Posted by —March 21st, 2012

Ski Happy

It’s Thursday and you know what that means: a new night skiing cycle! Night skiing never fails to bring out the happy people and I love skiing with happy people. My friends Agnes and Matt Hage posted a great summary of a happy-people ski day a few days ago which …Read More

Posted by —March 8th, 2012

Friends on a Powder Day

It’s another powder day at Alyeska.  Checking the resort’s site shows 28″ of fresh on the upper mountain. Phone calls, text messages, emails, IM’s. The crew is mobilized. Meet up at Chair 4? Tram line? It’s still coming down hard and patrol is still shooting the big guns. Hey! There’s …Read More

Posted by —March 6th, 2012