Farming the powder

The last time we woke Girdwood residents with a gun mission was the third of February. Days have been bright and beautiful with crisp temperatures and little wind for most of the month. We recently had an impressive wind event Chugach-wide. On Friday we shut down Six and the Tram mid-afternoon, …Read More

Posted by —February 28th, 2011

What’s up with Christmas Chute?

We closed Christmas Chute on Saturday afternoon due to unsafe skiing conditions. A trough appeared Friday due to constant sideslipping and was deemed too hazardous by the team on Saturday. It is the narrowest point in the Chute and many of our guests choose to sideslip through rather than risk blowing …Read More

Posted by —February 22nd, 2011

Rock Stars & Free Spirits

Fun races = fun times

For the past 8 years, Telepalooza has been one weekend at Alyeska Resort that is not to be missed!  A true festival packed with fun for the whole family kicks off this weekend with the North Face Vertical Challenge on Friday! Then rock out like you’ve never rocked before with live …Read More

Posted by —February 22nd, 2011

Who is Shannon McNally?

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Shannon McNally comes to Alaska with Western Ballad, her new album officially releasing March 22, 2011. It’s title track was written by THE Alan Ginsberg. McNally, who co-wrote most of the remaining songs with producer and longtime collaborator Mark Bingham, characterizes the record as “psychedelic Americana”. “In the beginning I didn’t know where we were …Read More

Posted by —February 18th, 2011

Helo One

Patroller Scott Pattison waiting with Fundy as Brian McGorry loads Helo 1.

You may have noticed the AST’s Helo One flying around the resort yesterday. Patrol teamed up with Alaska State Troopers for some helicopter training. Pilot Mel Nading briefed us on the way he needs thing done around the helicopter. After briefing, we put the dogs in the ship. Once the …Read More

Posted by —February 16th, 2011