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
The 2013/14 ski season will feature a brand new Chair 6 which is currently under construction. Built on the same foot print as the old chair, the new Chair 6 will feature less lift towers and will be a faster ride. As of the 2012/13 ski season, Chair 6 was the oldest high-speed quad in North America at 31 years of age. Having a lift that old poses a problem when ordering replacement parts. Investing in a brand new lift will insure skiers and riders get fresh turns on the upper mountain for years to come!
Ted's Express (Summer 2012)
Alyeska is very excited about the new high-speed quad that will be replacing Chair 4. Ted's Express will be in the identical foot print of the old Chair 4 to minimize construction damage to the mountain. Ted's Express estimated trip time from base to top is 5 minutes, shaving about 10 minutes off per lap giving our skiers and riders more vertical for their buck. Skiers will gain 1,348 vertical feet in elevation over a 4,300 foot distance at a speed of 1,000 feet per minute.
Chair 6 Grading Project (Summer 2012)
Many people have been asking what the excavators are doing on the hill. The answer, making the traffic heavy Chair 6 base area wide and less steep to reduce the risk of accidents. The new grading gives skiers and riders two different routes. Route one will lead people on skier's right side of the trail to the Chair 6 base and lift line where they can jump on the chair for another lap. Route two will steer skiers and riders to the left hand side of the trail and go around the base of Chair 6 so they can head to the lower mountain. This byway will help control skier traffic flow, bottle-necks and lower the risk of skier collision.