Well I must say this last week in Utah at the Wasatch Backcountry Rescue International Dog School was quite a success. The adventures started with having a service dog in the airport, to flying in an AirMed helicopter to an avalanche scenario on the final day of class. Monty was ...Read More
Safety First! National Safety Month occurs every year in January. Many ski areas across the country participate in Safety Month to educate skiers and snowboarders about being safe, and to use common sense on the slopes. National Safety Month includes a poster drawing contest, a photo contest, and participating resorts also compete for ...Read More
Alyeska’s youngest Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Monty, has arrived in the great state of Utah where he will be joining other rescue dogs from all over the world for specialty training with Wasatch Backcountry Rescue search and rescue dog school. Wasatch Backcountry Rescue International Dog School is a four day ...Read More
Alyeska Resort celebrates the great Alaskan outdoors and rich cultural heritage of the region throughout the summer with our signature events. With an abundance of outdoor activities, Alyeska is the perfect backdrop for weekend festivities. From family-friendly events such as the Blueberry Festival to rowdy good times at Oktoberfest, visitors can combine adventures inspired by Mother Nature with a full calendar of Alyeska Resort events.
Fiddlehead Music Festival (June 7 & 8, 2014)
This weekend features fiddle-pickin' great music. Join us for a celebration of the fiddlehead fern season and summer music in the mountains! This family-oriented outdoors event features live music, local arts and crafts booths, beer and wine garden, kid's activities and more!
Blueberry Festival (August 9 & 10, 2014)
A celebration of the lush blueberry season, this family-oriented outdoors event features over two dozen arts & crafts booths in The Hotel Alyeska Pond Courtyard, as well as live music and all the blueberry concoctions you can try. Blueberry picking and eating is encouraged; find your own secret stash.
Fungus Fair (August 22 - 24, 2014)
Just in time for prime mushroom picking season, Fungus Fair is a multi-faceted weekend of forays, naturalist presentations, outdoor concert, culminating with a Fabulous Fungus Formal featuring multi-courses showcasing local fungus treasures. The event benefits Girdwood Center of the Visual Arts.
Mountain Bike Festival (September 5 - 7, 2014)
3 days of biking-themed competitions including whips & tricks, wheelie comp, downhill race and the popular Pond Crossing, where competitors attempt to cross a floating bridge without falling into the cold water.
Alyeska Climbathon (September 13, 2014)
Challenge your vertical capacity while climbing for a cause. Run or hike the North Face Trail, with friends and family, while raising money to help end womens cancers. Set on the North Face Trail (2.2 miles top to bottom with 2,000 vertical elevation gain), competitors head up the trail and download on the Aerial Tram for nine hours. The winner is the one who logs the most laps in the given timeframe.
Oktoberfest (2 Weekends! October 3 & 4 and October 10 - 11, 2014)
Autumn would not be the same without a festive atmosphere celebrating the many attributes of beer. Both weekends include authentic German fare, souvenir mugs, polka bands plus live music by some of Alaska's favorite bands.
Halloween (October 31 & November 1, 2014)
On Saturday, November 1, in partnership with the Alaska Railroad, the Alyeska Mystery Train is scheduled for a mid-afternoon departure from Anchorage to the haunted Hotel Alyeska, featuring a buffet dinner and one-way train ride from Anchorage to Girdwood with return by coach bus the next day. The resort is hosting its popular Halloween Concert in the Daylodge on Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1.