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Update from the Junior Freeskiing Tour

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Zach Halverson checks in from the road: I’m having a great time on tour again this year. I’m currently 2nd in the national standings of the Junior Freeride Tour. Two of the five events are complete and I’ve placed in the top five for both events. I finished the Junior …Read More

Posted by —March 9th, 2011

Spring has sprung

We took a heli ride up to Max’s Weather Station on Friday. A sling load of rescue gear followed us in the next load. The rescue gear will be permanently stored there so that we can prep venues or openings more quickly to take advantage of the good weather windows …Read More

Posted by —March 7th, 2011

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