Archive for ‘Mountain News’

Dogs Dogs

You may have noticed some little red additions to the Alyeska Ski Patrol, and we’re not referring to our new jackets. When JB bought the resort, we approached management about adding dogs to our avalanche response tool bag. The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers patrol the mountain with their handlers, Shane …Read More

Posted by —January 22nd, 2010

Punk & Roll

Apparently they met on Craigslist. And, it seems to have worked out. Tagging themselves rock, punk and soul, if you’re looking for something a little more indie and core than the usual Girdwood jam-scene, swing by the Sitzmark this Saturday (1/23) for a dose of The Lost Marauders. Tix are $7.

Posted by —January 20th, 2010

300′ long, 55′ wide, 18′ walls

T-minus 14 hours! The park crew has been working non-stop all week. They are driving multiple cats and moving snow like mad. We are anticipating a noon opening of the new Alyeska Pipeline Superpipe, come out early and check it out. The first-ever Alyeska Pipeline Masters comp is this Saturday …Read More

Posted by —January 16th, 2010

A Moment for a Fellow Patroller

Jackson Hole Patrol lost a valuable member of their team this week. Mark Wolling was swept over a cliff and buried by an avalanche while doing control work. The community of ski bums allowed to handle explosives numbers less than 500 people nationwide, so we all feel it when a …Read More

Posted by —January 11th, 2010

Garaj Mahal in AK

There’s no reason to stop celebrating the new year! Let Garaj Mahal be the hair of your dog. This Friday & Saturday (1/8 & 1/9) live at the Sitzmark is Garaj Mahal – four guys who deliver serious “shut-up-and-listen” grooves.  Their site says they are ”a convergence of jazz-style improvisation, mystical Middle-Eastern atmospheres, …Read More

Posted by —January 4th, 2010