To the Moon and Back

It’s that time of year again when telemarkers are flocking off the airplanes from as far away as Japan, Italy and New Zealand to descend upon Alyeska for the 7th Annual Jeff Nissman Memorial Telemark Festival, more affectionately known as TELEPALOOZA!  Since telemarkers are essentially a lovey, hippie, all inclusive …Read More

Posted by —March 22nd, 2010

Auction Winner

One brave soul took a chance and bought a bearded lady at the Patroller Auction. His reward was a foot of fresh all to himself. He came up with patrol early morning and rode the fluffy white stuff. Those were his tracks that you saw on your way up Chair Six …Read More

Posted by —March 15th, 2010

Space to Roam

There are some days where 1,400 skiable acres seems small. And then, there are days when that same acreage seems expansive. Days where you can lay down a few tracks without another soul in sight. Alyeska’s snow safety, ski patrol and lifty crews have putting in OT this week, and the result …Read More

Posted by —March 13th, 2010

The Return of the Snow

I didn’t know what 3+ inches of snow per hour meant until yesterday. I had wiped the car clean of the foot of new snow that had accumulated in the morning, and took the dog out for a quick spin. Upon our return, the car had received another healthy layer of …Read More

Posted by —March 6th, 2010

Eternal Sunshine of a Powderfilled Mind

In Alaska, the light at the end of the tunnel actually has a name – spring equinox. Derived from the Latin term for “equal night”, the equinox marks the time when the sun crosses the equator resulting in equal parts day and night all over the world. This year, the …Read More

Posted by —February 23rd, 2010