Archive for ‘Mountain News’

The Magic of Corn Snow

For snow geeks, there’s a term for the fantastic spring conditions currently featured on the slopes of Alyeska. It’s called a freeze/thaw cycle. Pretty simple science here: the snow freezes at night, staying firm in the morning hours, evolving into a soft, silky texture perfect for carving turns by the …Read More

Posted by —April 2nd, 2010

Eyeing the Finish

Today is the grand finale of the Alyeska World Comp. The talent pool of skiers and snowboarders has been honed, and today, only the best of the best will be hitting the big lines for a chance at cash prizes and a badge of honor. The conditions are perfect and the …Read More

Posted by —March 26th, 2010

Extreme Comps

We’re waiting for a break in the clouds so we can get a hop up to the Headwall from the CPG heli. We need to do control work before the venue can be opened for the comps. We have great visibility above the clouds and the guns are getting the …Read More

Posted by —March 23rd, 2010

Alyeska Avy Dogs

This past weekend one of our dog teams completed their evaluation series and earned operational status. This means that with Snow Safety approval, the dog team can be deployed at request of the State Troopers to avalanche accidents outside the ski area. Our dog team is the closest one to …Read More

Posted by —March 23rd, 2010

To the Moon and Back

It’s that time of year again when telemarkers are flocking off the airplanes from as far away as Japan, Italy and New Zealand to descend upon Alyeska for the 7th Annual Jeff Nissman Memorial Telemark Festival, more affectionately known as TELEPALOOZA!  Since telemarkers are essentially a lovey, hippie, all inclusive …Read More

Posted by —March 22nd, 2010