Archive for ‘Mountain News’

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

Summer Activities Abound

When my friends Brandon and Jill visited from Washington State, a primary purpose of their trip was to “get good pictures.” Ah, photographers, can’t take a break for anything. Anyway, I figured the best shot they’d get at nonstop picture taking was naturally at Alyeska Resort, so I set them …Read More

Posted by —August 16th, 2012

The Bike Park is Happening

Fun for all in Alyeska Bike Park

My first weekend at the Bike Park isn’t even over yet, but I had to take a moment to stop in and tell you what you’re missing! The Alyeska Bike Park is the first of its kind in Alaska. Mountain bike trails in general are kind of thin on the …Read More

Posted by —July 29th, 2012

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