Archive for ‘Mountain News’ Writer Visits Alyeska Resort, Alaska


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

Max’s Face February 26, 2012


This winter of endless powder turns and light fluffy snow storms is starting to feel like a distant memory as we settle into the freeze-thaw of spring time. I wanted to take a moment and relive one of the many great days we had this winter. On February 25th we …Read More

Posted by —April 17th, 2012

Last Chance For Spring Wine Dinners!

Last month I attended the Duckhorn Vineyards wine dinner at Seven Glaciers. I had no idea what to expect of a wine dinner, so in case you’re thinking of attending one of them, I’ll fill you in. I like to drink wine but I’m not what you would call an …Read More

Posted by —April 13th, 2012

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