Archive for ‘Mountain News’

Mongol Rally Week 5: Kazakhstan to Siberia

Hey there Alyeska blog readers!  My name is Chase, and I have spent the past three winters working at the Hotel Alyeska and snowboarding all the time. This summer my girlfriend, Charla, and I got the crazy idea to participate in the Mongol Rally; that means we’re driving a 1.1-liter …Read More

Posted by —September 21st, 2013

2013 Climbathon. A runners persepective

Denali in a day. That’s what was on my mind all week leading up to the 6th annual Climbathon. That’s 20,320 vertical feet of climbing in a single day. Not even a day, ten hours! The North Face hiking trail is 2.2 miles long and 2,000 vertical feet tall, runners …Read More

Posted by —September 17th, 2013

First Annual Alyeska Mountain Bike Festival

The folks in Alaska love to ride bikes and I can’t say I blame them. With breath-taking views literally around every corner, Alaska is one of the best places to ride a bike whether it be road, cross-country, single track or downhill. The Alyeska Bike Park has embraced the downhill …Read More

Posted by —September 5th, 2013

Surrounded by Camels in Kazakhstan

Hello Alyeska blog fans!  My name is Chase, and I have spent the past three winters working at the Hotel Alyeska and riding all over the mountain.  This summer my girlfriend, Charla, and I got the crazy idea to participate in the Mongol Rally; that means we’re driving a 1.1-liter …Read More

Posted by —August 31st, 2013

Fungus Fair

The end of August in Alaska brings with it lots of different kinds of mushrooms. In Girdwood, most species are poisonous but there are a few you can sink your teeth into. But the Fungus Fair isn’t just about learning what’s safe to eat and what isn’t. It’s about the …Read More

Posted by —August 27th, 2013