Easter is a great holiday hands down. Celebrating with family over a delicious brunch, hunting for Easter eggs and catching the sunrise in the mountains during an early morning service is what this spring holiday is all about. Alyeska Resort is celebrating all weekend with activities and events for the ...Read More
April at Alyeska Resort kicks off in impressive style with new snow and great music featuring Memphis based, alt country/rock n roll band Lucero. Lucero is many things, the base of which is centered on alt-country. With the base of alt-country they add a variety of rock styles including punk ...Read More
Seeing these plates, makes me happy. “This has been the best week of the season so far.” – Pistol Pete, local Alyeskan We woke up today experiencing malaise, long breakfasts, and some annoyance with our cars having been towed last night at the Bear’s Tooth Grill. We got the cars back by ...Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2010 (Girdwood, AK) –Alyeska Resort announces the promotion of Tysen Gregersen to Director of Facilities and Grounds effective this month. Tysen has been with the resort since 2002 and in that time, has shown tremendous progression leading up to this recent advancement. With over 15 years of construction experience, Tysen specializes in project management, construction design, and HVAC mechanics.
Tysen was actively involved with phase one and two of the $8 million renovation of The Hotel Alyeska resulting in upgraded guests rooms and common areas, as well as redesigned restaurant spaces. On the mountain, he designed and built the new Dual Start Race Building and has been systematically updating a number of resort out-buildings. In 2008, Tysen received a nomination for the Alaska Hotel and Lodging Association’s Stars of the Industry Award.
In his new role as director of facilities and grounds, Tysen oversees a team of 25 and manages building maintenance, engineering, and grounds upkeep at the resort. Prominent resort buildings under his care include the 304-room Hotel Alyeska and upper tram terminal located at 2,300 feet and accessed via the Alyeska Aerial Tram. In addition, there are satellite buildings located on-mountain and at the ski area base including the Daylodge, Sitzmark Bar & Grill, as well as resort-owned residential units and an employee housing complex. The role is also heavily involved in grounds-specific functions as well such as landscaping and snow removal.
Raised in Montpelier in southeast Idaho, Tysen attended Utah State University focusing on mechanical engineering and Bridgerland Applied Technology achieving an associates degree in building construction. Surrounded by mountains and the outdoors lifestyle for much of his life, Tysen arrived in southcentral Alaska in 2000 lured by the vast mountains and available backcountry terrain. He enjoys snowboarding and snow machining, as well as fishing the Kenai and mountain biking in the Chugach Mountain Range.