Archive for ‘Mountain News’

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

Word from Patrol

Phewww, the holi-daze are behind us. We had some “exciting” weather at the beginning of the holiday break and some big crowds, too. Snow Safety opted to close most of the outer areas because snow conditions didn’t meet our criteria for safe rescue responses.  Thanks for making our jobs easier …Read More

Posted by —January 3rd, 2010

Alyeska Inverted

Colorado-based filmmaker Ben Sturgulewski returns home to Southcentral Alaska to spend a winter at Alyeska. A slight perfectionist with mad skills behind the camera and editing deck, Ben is capturing his winter away on film so you can live vicariously. His first video celebrates the upside-down reality of the Chugach …Read More

Posted by —December 27th, 2009