Being a sponsored athlete of my hometown resort, Alyeska, I was given the opportunity to head up to Alaska and get in the last throws of winter once I returned from France. I was pretty excited about this, Alyeska was on its way to breaking 800 inches of snowfall. Read …Read More
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From one who would know, Kami Cabana – the winner of the 2009 Slush Cup – shares a few words of wisdom about the upcoming festivities: Other than soaking up those spring time rays (or drops) and slashing corn snow, my favorite spring activity at Alyeska is Slush Cup! I …Read More
In case you live in an off-the-grid cabin somewhere in AK, Alyeska has announced that it’s extending winter. The base at the top is over 200″, so we might as well ski it! The resort will be running the Tram for access with skiing/riding on Chair 6 every weekend in May …Read More
We’re supposed to be skiing corn snow and working on our goggle tans this time of year, instead we’re enjoying 28 inches of seven percent snow. We usually get heavy gloppy snow in April, but the morning was full of faceshots with more on the way.
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