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
Winter is an exciting time at Alyeska Resort! Whether you're ringing in the new year at the Torchlight Parade or closing the ski season in style at Spring Carnival, there is always something fun happening at Alyeska in winter.
Opening Day! (November 27, 2014)
It's finally here! The first day of skiing and riding for the 2014/15 winter season.
Ski Patrol Auction (December 6, 2014)
A rowdy fundraiser at the Sitzmark to benefit the resort's Avalanche Canine Program, which currently supports five dogs - Zooka, Fundy, Yuki, Kilo & Monty. Ten (un)willing patrollers from Alyeska's Ski Patrol will be featured and each live auction winner will win an early morning ski with their patroller of choice.
Torchlight Parade & Fireworks (December 31, 2014)
A New Year's Eve tradition, the Torchlight Parade lights up Mt. Alyeska as skiers and snowboarders ski down the mountain in formation with flares. A stunning fireworks show immediately follows the parade.
North Face Vertical Challenge (February 20, 2015)
Skiers and snowboarders test their endurance during the North Face Vertical Challenge, a day-long race in which 50 competitors vie to see who can get the most accumulated vertical on the North Face from 9 am until 5 pm.
Chugach Open (March 20 & 21, 2015)
The Alyeska Chugach Open is a multi-discipline big mountain competition open to alpine, snowboard & telemark.
Spring Carnival (April 10 - 12, 2015)
With one of the longest ski seasons in North America, Alyeska Resort embraces spring in typical Alaskan fashion. Spring Carnival takes advantage of the long days with extended hours of lift operations, great spring-skiing conditions, and Alyeska’s largest and most popular winter event, Slush Cup, where competitors dressed in zany costumes attempt to skim across a 90-foot long pool of freezing water. Other activities include the Sitzmark Costume Party, Idiot Swim, Dummy Downhill, XTRATUF Pull Tug-of-War, live music, and more!