Archive for ‘Mountain News’

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

Hunting for a good deal

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It’s human nature to be on the hunt. This time of year, it’s a matter of hunting for a good holiday deal. To make your hunt a little easier, we figured we’d just spell it out. Hopefully this little post will save you a lot of time and save you …Read More

Posted by —November 5th, 2011

Beyond Average

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There is nothing average about Alyeska Resort. Our pass holders average 27 days per season—with many pushing 50+ days a season. Hmmmm, maybe we’ll have to put out a survey to see what our pass holders do for a living. Career change, anyone? The snowfall total at the top of Chair …Read More

Posted by —October 17th, 2011

The 4th annual North Face Vertical Challenge Climbathon

At 8 am at the bottom of the tram the air is crisp and cool. I can just about see my breath and I’m chilled wearing gym shorts and a t-shirt. I don’t mind the cold because I know I will be over-heating in a short while as I’m charging up …Read More

Posted by —September 16th, 2011

Summer at Sitzmark

Looking out the giant windows of the Sitzmark towards the mountain, I catch a glimpse of a biker cruising down Roll Over Trail then disappear into the woods, only to emerge moments later cranking through a few banked turns and a jump to complete another epic run. Those few hundred feet of banked turns gets a …Read More

Posted by —July 12th, 2011