Archive for ‘Mountain News’

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

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