Archive for ‘Mountain News’

Farming the powder

The last time we woke Girdwood residents with a gun mission was the third of February. Days have been bright and beautiful with crisp temperatures and little wind for most of the month. We recently had an impressive wind event Chugach-wide. On Friday we shut down Six and the Tram mid-afternoon, …Read More

Posted by —February 28th, 2011

What’s up with Christmas Chute?

We closed Christmas Chute on Saturday afternoon due to unsafe skiing conditions. A trough appeared Friday due to constant sideslipping and was deemed too hazardous by the team on Saturday. It is the narrowest point in the Chute and many of our guests choose to sideslip through rather than risk blowing …Read More

Posted by —February 22nd, 2011

Helo One

Patroller Scott Pattison waiting with Fundy as Brian McGorry loads Helo 1.

You may have noticed the AST’s Helo One flying around the resort yesterday. Patrol teamed up with Alaska State Troopers for some helicopter training. Pilot Mel Nading briefed us on the way he needs thing done around the helicopter. After briefing, we put the dogs in the ship. Once the …Read More

Posted by —February 16th, 2011

Outer Area Stoke

Cloud cover over Girdwood

Recent snow storms have left the outer areas with a nice amount of new snow. With over a foot of new snow this week riding has been great off of High T, and the upper parts of North Face. We got out there Thursday and Friday of this week. Everything …Read More

Posted by —February 13th, 2011

5 Inches of Fun

Last night is snowed 3 to 5 inches on the mountain. The new snow allowed conditions to soften up a bit, so we were at it bright and early this morning attacking the mountain top to bottom. Visibility was good for a majority of the day. On trail is skiing …Read More

Posted by —February 4th, 2011