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As November turns into December we are all reminded that it’s the most wonderful time of year once again…WINTER! During the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas there is a lot to do; between traveling, visiting friends and family, cooking, squeezing in some work here and there and of course skiing ...Read More
Kent “want to pet my puppy?” May With marriage out of the way Kent is following the age old stall tactic of delaying having kids by just getting a dog instead. He won the kids vs. dog argument with the astute observation that no infant has ever successfully rescued anyone ...Read More
Thursday, November 28 is going to be a busy day at Alyeska. Not only is it OPENING DAY for the ski resort, but lots of people also choose to skip the kitchen stress and celebrate their Thanksgiving holiday with us. The Pond Café Thanksgiving Buffet is sold out for all ...Read More
Winter is an exciting time at Alyeska Resort. With a ski season that spans from November to April, there is ample opportunity to host a series of exciting, fun and challenging events on and off the mountain. 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 28, 2013)
It's finally here! The first day of skiing and riding for the 2013/14 winter season.
Ski Patrol Auction (December 7, 2013)
A rowdy fundraiser at the Sitzmark to benefit the resort's Avalance Canine Program, which currently supports three dogs - Zooka, Fundy and Yuki. 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, 2013)
A New Year's Eve tradition, the Torchlight Parade lights up Mt. Alyeska as skiers and snowboarders ski down the mountian in formation with flares. A stunning fireworks show immediately follows the parade.
North Face Vertical Challenge (February 21, 2014)
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 21 & 22, 2014)
The Alyeska Chugach Open is a multi-discipline big mountain competition open to alpine, snowboard & telemark.
Spring Carnival (April 11 - 13, 2014)
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, Taco Bell Slush Cup, where competitors dressed in zany costumes attempt to skim across a 90-foot long pool of freezing water. Other activities include the KWHL Costume Party, Idiot Swim, Dummy Downhill, XTRATUF Pull Tug-of-War, live music, and more!