Sink or Skim?

A look back at Slush Cup 2010 with this year’s champion (and winner of a season pass) Cam Brewington aka “Arctic Man”: When I woke up on Saturday morning, the first thing I did was look out my window to check the weather. It was perfect. Warm and bluebird sky. …Read More

Posted by —April 26th, 2010

A “Sporting” Event

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

Posted by —April 19th, 2010

Let it May

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

Posted by —April 14th, 2010

Spring Cancelled

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.

Posted by —April 5th, 2010

The Magic of Corn Snow

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

Posted by —April 2nd, 2010