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All Things Bike at Alyeska!
August 22, 2014

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Riding bikes is fun; uphill, downhill, on dirt, on pavement on nice sunny days and on rainy days. Bikes are all-around awesome. Go ahead; try to be in a bad mood on your bike. You can’t if you’re doing it right. If you can then there’s something seriously wrong with ...Read More

All Things Bike at Alyeska!,



2014 Alyeska Climbathon – Climbing for a Cause
August 12, 2014

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The rules are simple, climbers have ten hours to hike up Alyeska’s North Face Trail, ride the tram down and repeat as many times as possible. Sounds easy right? Well, maybe the first couple of laps are. The 7th annual Alyeska Climbathon is taking place from 9 a.m. to 7 ...Read More

2014 Alyeska Climbathon – Climbing for a Cause,



7th Annual Blueberry Festival August 9 & 10
August 01, 2014

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7th Annual Blueberry Festival, The Most Fun you can Have with Blueberries in Alaska Blueberries, Mother Nature’s homemade fruit snacks grow right here in our back yard. These delectable little treats are perfect for pancakes, baked goods or, how I prefer them, in the raw for snacking. They’re a staple ...Read More

7th Annual Blueberry Festival August 9 & 10,



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Determine Your level

ALPINE

Children Ages 3 & 4

 

Cub Never skied before
(Or has skied before but cannot stop independently)
Goals:  Have fun familiarizing with the mountain environment and equipment. 
Learn to slide and stop independently on easy green terrain.
                                   
Supercub I can stop or turn independently on easy Green Terrain
 Goals:  Learn to link turns on easy Green Terrain

Note:  Some experienced Supercubs can already link turns on Blue & Green Terrain.

Children Ages 5 to 12 & Adults 13+

 

Adult:  Level 1
Kids: Pika
Never skied before
Introduction and familiarization of beginner area and equipment.
Goals:     Learn to stand, climb, skate, stop and introduction to wedge turns easy Green Terrain
                                                  
Adult:  Level 2
Kids: Marmot 
I can make wedge turns on easy Green Terrain
 Goals:   Makes controlled linked wedge turns on easy Green Terrain
   
Adult:  Level 3
Kids:  Moose
I can link wedge turns on Green Terrain
Goals:  Varied turn shapes and introduction to parallel turns
   
Adult:  Level 4
Kids:  Bear
I’m confident with beginner parallel turns on easy Blue Terrain
My skis start the turn in a wedge and end the turn parallel
Goals: Working on earlier matching of skis to advance the parallel turn
   
Adult:  Level 5/6  
Kids:  Mountain Goat 
I can make parallel turns most of the time, occasionally starting in a wedge. 
I use my poles in time with my turns, and I’m comfortable on all Blue Terrain.
Goals:  Master parallel turn on Blue Terrain with varied turn shapes
   
Adult:  Level 7/8
Kids:  Eagle  
I can ski parallel on all Blue Terrain in varied snow conditions
I can make short, medium and long radius turns.
Goals:   Introduction to bumps and Black Diamond Terrain.
   
Adult:  Level 9 Ready to master all terrain and snow conditions
I am a strong skier and am able to make carved turns, in a variety of radius, on all groomed terrain. 
I can ski all off piste terrain with speed and confidence and using different turn types.

 


SNOWBOARD

Children Ages 5 to 7

 

Mini Rider I  Never been on a snowboard, or cannot stop independently
Goals: Have fun familiarizing with the mountain environment and equipment. 
Learn to slide and stop independently on easy green terrain.
                                                 
Mini Rider II I’ve taken a lesson before, I’m working on controlling my speed and turning on heel & toe edges
Goals: Learn to link turns on easy Green Terrain.

Note:  Some experienced Mini Riders can already link turns on Blue & Green Terrain.

Children Ages 8 to 12 & Adults 13+

 

Level 1 Never been on a snowboard
Introduction & familiarization of beginner area and equipment
Goals:

Learn to stand, climb, skate, stop and start to make direction changes on easy Green Terrain.

                                                      
Level 2 I have snowboarded before but I'm not comfortable riding on both my heel and toe edges and/or not linking heel side and toe side turns.
Goals: Linking turns with control on easy Green Terrain.
   
Level 3 Able to link turns on all Green Terrain
Goals: Working towards mastering varied turn shapes on easy blue terrain.
   
Level 4 Comfortable riding Blue Terrain
Goals: Working on mastering varied snow conditions, turn shapes, introduction to bumps & Black Terrain, master carving.
   
Level 5 Comfortable riding Black Terrain
Goals: Master varied snow conditions & bumps on Black Terrain.
   
Level 6 Able to ride the entire mountain in all conditions


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