Archive for ‘Mountain News’

Cross the pond and win a bike

The inagural Alyeska Pond Crossing went down in the history books as a huge success on Saturday, September 21. For those of you who have never heard of a pond crossing allow me to paint the general picture of what it is. You take a pond (which we conveniently have …Read More

Posted by —September 26th, 2013

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