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Alyeska Resort Continues its May Skiing Tradition, Offering Skiing and Riding on the Aerial Tram and Chair 6 through Memorial Day
April 24, 2012 (Girdwood, Alaska) – With 775” of snow since November 1, 2011, Alyeska Resort plans to celebrate an “endless winter” and is scheduled to offer spring skiing through the month of May (conditions permitting). The May skiing season starts Saturday, May 5 and will be open for guests on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Memorial Day Monday, May 28. Operations will be weather dependant and the resort encourages guests to check the SKI-SNOW Hotline (907-754-7669) each morning before heading to the slopes.
Ski and snowboard enthusiasts will load the aerial tram and have access to on and off-piste terrain on Chair 6. Day tickets will be available at a discounted rate. Lift ticket rates for May skiing are as follows: Adults ($40), Students/Seniors 60-69/Military/College ($30), Child 6-12 ($15), Senior 70+ ($5), and Child 5 & Under (Free). The Tram will operate from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. conditions permitting.
Current 2011/12 season pass holders can ski in May for free. In addition, new or renewing 2012/13 season pass holders will also receive the benefit of May skiing. 2012/13 season passes will go on sale at the Tram Ticket Office and online starting May 1st. 2011/12 Powder Pass holders can also apply their tickets toward May Skiing. Midweek Powder Passes can only be used on Fridays of May Skiing or Memorial Day Monday.
From The Hotel Alyeska, guests can rent demo and regular ski and snowboard equipment rentals at the rental shop. The Mountain Learning Center will be offering private lessons for intermediate level and above for $60 per hour. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made at the Tram Ticket Office in person or by calling 907-754-2275.
The Sitzmark Bar & Grill will also be extending its season into May and will be open Friday to Sunday from May 5 through Memorial Day Monday, May 28. The Sitzmark will be open at 11:00 A.M. during May skiing. Local band The Whipsaws are scheduled for one special performance on Saturday, May 12 at 9:00 P.M.
Glacier Express located at the Upper Tram Terminal will be open from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on days with May skiing. With great views and an outdoor deck, Glacier Express features hot lunches and a full bar.
The Hotel Alyeska is offering a May Ski & Stay lodging package that includes one-night deluxe accommodations, lift tickets and $25 resort credit from $179 per night based on double occupancy. To book this package, visit AlyeskaResort.com or call reservations at 800-880-3880 or 907-754-2111.
About Alyeska Resort (www.alyeskaresort.com)
Alyeska Resort is Alaska's premier year-round destination featuring The Hotel Alyeska, an award-winning 304 room full-service property. Located just 40 miles from Anchorage and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Alyeska Resort is your base camp for summer and winter excursions. The resort is within close proximity of three national parks and the Kenai Peninsula, and is home to the northernmost temperate rainforest, part of the Chugach Mountains. Alyeska Resort stands out in ski season with 650” of average snowfall annually and the longest-continuous double black diamond ski run in North America. Learn more about the resort and plan your Alaskan adventure at www.alyeskaresort.com or 800.880.3880.