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
Whittier is nestled at the head of Passage Canal and the closest place to access the waters of Prince William Sound. Located 25 miles south of Alyeska Resort, Whittier is a unique experience. Visitors must travel through the Whittier Tunnel, originally constructed for train travel, but converted in 2000 to handle both trains and auto traffic. The tunnel is opened at regular intervals daily to allow vehicles access to Whittier. For some, the tunnel journey itself is a highlight. The 2.5-mile tunnel is the longest highway tunnel in North America.
Visitors head to Whittier to enjoy day-cruises with boats that tour the glaciers in Prince William Sound. Additionally, sea kayakers enjoy the Sound's beautiful shoreline while anglers on many of the charters leaving from the Whittier harbor search for halibut and salmon. Each June, the tunnel is opened for the Walk to Whittier, a popular local event. After walkers arrive in town, food and entertainment are available.