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Alyeska Resort Announces Fourth Annual North Face Vertical Challenge - February 1, 2012
In its fourth year, Alyeska Resort’s North Face Vertical Challenge will feature a new course this winter. This friendly “competition” is scheduled for Friday, February 24, 2012. An endurance race event at heart, the North Face Vertical Challenge offers all disciplines (alpine, telemark skiers, snowboarders) an opportunity to “lap the tram” and log as many vertical feet on Alyeska Resort’s infamous North Face between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. as physically possible.
Abosolut Winter - February 1, 2011
Sitzmark Bar & Grill will be offering drink specials, games and entertainment every Wednesday night during Apres ski during the 2010/2011 ski season.
Top US Adaptive Athletes to Arrive at Alyeska - March 1, 2011
The U.S. Adaptive Ski Team will be heading norththis season to Alyeska Resort for the 2011 U.S. Adaptive Alpine Championships. Theevent is scheduled for March 22 - 27, 2011 and the resort anticipates close to 40 athletes,40 staff and family members, and countless numbers of local volunteers who will becrucial to the success of the weeklong event.
2011 Alyeska Summer Concert Series - June 1, 2011
This summer Alyeska will be hosting a concert series held at the Daylodge. Beginning in mid-June and going into August the Daylodge will be a hub for activity from music to the beer garden. Come join us for music under the midnight sun.
Find savings and quiet time at Alyeska in the Autumn Season - September 1, 2010
As the summer tourist season comes to a close, Alyeska Resort becomes a quiet getaway for locals. The changing of seasons has already started, as vivid yellows dot the Chugach landscape and crisp temperatures greet the school-age children in the morning as they wait to catch the bus. The changing tide also means that The Hotel Alyeska is less crowded and able to offer lodging specials reflecting savings of up to 40% off regular rates.
Alyeska Bike Park & Sitzmark Bar & Grill Open June 27 - June 23, 2014
Opening day for biking season is scheduled for Friday, June 27, 2014 and operations will continue through September 28, 2014. Lift-accessed downhill mountain biking offers lift loading hours between 12:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays plus the holiday Monday of September 1. Bikers are able to load their bikes onto the Bear Cub Quad, Ted’s Express and Glacier Bowl Express to access the downhill mountain biking trails.
Alyeska Resort Kicks Off Lift-Accessed Mountain Bike Season - July 9, 2012
After a winter of abundant snowfall, Alyeska Resort anticipates opening for lift-assisted downhill mountain biking on July 6, 2012. The 2012 summer downhill biking season offers lift loading hours between 11:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays plus the holiday Mondays of September 3 and October 8.
Alyeska Resort Celebrates Blueberry Season with Family Fun & Free Live Music - July 22, 2014
All over the Glacier Valley blueberry plants are starting to bloom with world-famous Alaskan blueberries, the featured ingredient in Alyeska Resort’s Seventh Annual Blueberry Festival. Scheduled for August 9 and 10, 2014, the festival will be held in the beautiful grounds surrounding The Hotel Alyeska pond courtyard from 11:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. each day with free admission.
Resort announces new chairlift installation scheduled for summer 2012 - April 16, 2012
Alyeska Resort has enjoyed a winter for the record books with abundant and quality snowfall and consistent temperatures from base to summit, creating the perfect winter wonderland. To cap off a successful season, the Resort is excited to announce the replacement of the existing four-person fixed-grip Chair 4 with a high speed detachable quad that will greatly increase the uphill skier capacity while shortening the lift ride time by close to half.
Alyeska Resort to install new Chair 6 high-speed detachable quad in summer 2013 - April 8, 2013
After capping off a successful 2012/13 ski season, Alyeska Resort is excited to announce the replacement of the existing Chair 6 with the installation of a new high-speed detachable quad. Construction and installation of the chairlift by Doppelmayr USA Inc. is expected to occur from May 6 through October 31, 2013 at an estimated cost of $6 million.
Alyeska Resort Hosts the 2013 Chugach Open - March 27, 2013
The Alyeska Chugach Open includes two days of competition, open to Alpine, snowboard and Telemark athletes. The high-level competition showcases Alyeska Resort’s challenging double black diamond terrain. The terrain offers such features as steep cliffs, chutes and 2,500 feet of vertical with the ability to test the mettle of the most experienced freeriders. The 2013 Alyeska Chugach Open event is scheduled for March 28 to 31, 2013.
DAY ONE OF THE ALYESKA CHUGACH OPEN COMPETITORS COMPLETE TWO RUNS ON HEADWALL, FINAL RUN DELAYED - March 22, 2012
The first day of competition in the 2012 Alyeska Chugach Open in Girdwood, Alaska wrapped up yesterday with a field of 36 men and 12 women completing two runs on the Headwall of Alyeska Resort.
Punch Brothers Take Alyeska Outdoor Concert Stage - June 24, 2010
The latest in a string of talented musical acts to perform at Alyeska Resort will be Punch Brothers, a band whose style has been described as introducing “bluegrass instrumentation and spontaneity in the structures of modern classical”. The concert is scheduled for Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24 on the lawn of the Alyeska Resort Daylodge. The gates for the show open at 8:00 p.m. and there will be an opening band.
Destination Adventures to Alaska - November 1, 2010
Alaska – known for its abundance of wildlife and natural wonders – is the intrepid traveler’s perfect destination – offering a wide range of activities, sights, and cultural diversity. In a state with incredible tourism and hospitality offerings, Alyeska Resort stands alone as Alaska’s premier year-round destination and an ideal starting point for an Alaskan adventure.
Alyeska Disc Golf Course Open For Summer - July 23, 2012
Alyeska Resort is scheduled to opening its 20-acre disc golf course on July 20. After the heavy snowfall this past winter, the Alyeska trails crew has worked hard to remove snow and set up the nine-hole course which has been changed from last summer. The course is free and provides resort guests an opportunity to play in the outdoors surrounded by the Chugach Mountains. The course will be open through autumn when snowfall becomes a natural ‘hazard’..
Discover Ski/Ride Program Introduces Kids to Skiing and Snowboarding - October 20, 2013
The Discover Ski and Snowboard Program is an affordable way to introduce the sport of skiing or snowboarding to children ages eight years old through high school.
Seven Glaciers Wine Dinner features Duckhorn Winery - March 13, 2012
Seven Glaciers Restaurant’s March wine dinner features Duckhorn Vineyards of Napa Valley, California on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. Co-founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has spent a quartercentury establishing itself as one of North America’s premier producers of Bordeaux varietal wines.
Alyeska Resort Pushes Gear Registration Program - December 13, 2012
Alyeska Resort has seen growth in winter visitation to the resort each season and in a proactive outreach effort, the resort implemented a number of initiatives to help winter guests protect their valuable ski and snowboard equipment. The top two tactics include a free gear registration program and locking ski racks available in key public areas. With the upcoming holiday periods, when the resort is typically bustling, the resort security team highly recommends that guests visiting the resort take additional precautions to protect skis and snowboard equipment.
Alyeska Resort and John Byrne Receive ESGR Seven Seals Award - May 28, 2012
John J. Byrne III and Alyeska Resort received the “Seven Seals Award” at the Girdwood 2020 annual banquet on April 21, 2012, which hosted 220 business and professional guests at the occasion. The award is an honorarium made by ESGR-Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve- and the Department of Defense. It is given in thanks for, and in honor of, outstanding support of our military by an employer. Girdwood 2020 is a community, non-profit organization that is an advocate for the development of Girdwood, Alaska as an ‘International Four Season Resort’.
Fall Festival Celebrations - September 1, 2011
Alyeska Resort is following the month-long German tradition of celebrating Oktoberfest by hosting three consecutive weekends of food, music and beer from late September to early October. Each weekend’s festivities will highlight a unique style of music, food and draft beer from around the world. The festivals will take place at the Alyeska Daylodge from 4:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M. on Friday and Saturday. The festivals are family friendly and open to all ages. There is a special festival ticket which includes entry and a filled souvenir stein for $15 per person (21 and over) entry only is $5. Kids ages 12 and under will receive complimentary admission.
Fall Season Savings - September 1, 2011
The transition from summer to fall is always bittersweet at Alyeska Resort. Skiers and riders have started a countdown to opening day, while the avid hikers and bikers would prefer to extend their season for just a few weeks more. Between mid-September and opening day at the ski area, scheduled for Wednesday, November 23, 2011 (conditions permitting), Alyeska Resort offers Alaskans aggressive deals on lodging and a tranquil experience without the hustle and bustle of summer visitors. A short 40 miles, along the scenic Seward Highway, the resort offers Southcentral locals a getaway without the hassle of busy summer crowds.
Fiddlehead Festival 2011 - May 28, 2011
Alyeska Resort continues its quest in enticing top national musical acts to Southcentral Alaska. The resort’s latest efforts have resulted in a stellar line-up for the second annuel Fiddlehead Festival. The festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 19, 2010, just in time for the upcoming Summer Solstice. The gates for the festival will open at noon, and music will start at 1:00 p.m. The headliner band is the Great American Taxi, one of the best country-, rock-, and Bluegrass - influenced jam bands in the land.
New Festival at Alyeska Resort Celebrates Folk Roots - May 28, 2010
Alyeska Resort continues its quest in enticing top national musical acts to Southcentral Alaska. The resort’s latest efforts have resulted in a stellar line-up for the inaugural all-day concert event, the Fiddlehead Folk Festival. The festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 19, 2010, just in time for the upcoming Summer Solstice. The gates for the festival will open at noon, and music will start at 1:00 p.m. The headliner band is the Great American Taxi, one of the best country-, rock-, and Bluegrass - influenced jam bands in the land.
Alyeska Resort hosts its annual Fiddlehead Festival on June 7 & 8 - May 20, 2014
The key ingredient to Alyeska Resort’s popular early summer festival can be found throughout the valley just in time for the Alyeska Fiddlehead Festival, scheduled for June 7 and 8, 2014. The family-friendly outdoors festival will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. each day. Admission to the festival is free.
Garden Weekend - January 1, 2011
Alyeska Resort continues to broaden its summer offeringswith its inaugural Alyeska Garden Weekend scheduled for June 4 and 5, 2011. Long-timeGirdwood resident and resort employee, Master Gardener Robbie Frankevich will be offering presentations and guided garden tours at The Hotel Alyeska both Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M.
Glacier Bowl Express Opens for Biking on July 11 - July 3, 2014
Alyeska Resort is proud to announce that beginning July 11, Glacier Bowl Express, the resort’s newest chairlift, will be open for downhill biking. With the addition of Glacier Bowl Express to the currently operating chairlift’s Ted’s Express and Bear Cub Quad, riders will begin their downhill ascent from 2750 feet in elevation, with Alyeska’s renowned views of the Turnagain Arm and surrounding mountains.
Alyeska presents Great American Taxi - January 7, 2013
Vince Herman has fallen in love with Alaska. Herman’s band, Great American Taxi, returns to Alyeska Resort for three nights January 18, 19 and 20, 2013 at the Sitzmark Bar & Grill. Tickets to the 21 and over shows are $15 in advance and $20 day of show and available online at AlyeskaResort.com, by phone at 907-754-2275 or in person at either Alyeska Ticket Office or Sitzmark.
Early season at Alyeska Resort, Alaska greeted with abundant snowfall - December 14, 2011
With 270 inches of snowfall since October, of which 182 inches has accumulated since the ski season started on November 23, Alyeska Resort is enjoying a strong start to the season. The early season conditions have been optimal and the last storm resulted in up to 40 new inches of snow in the upper mountain areas. The snow safety and ski patrol team has been able to open a large portion of the mountain including the infamous North Face run Christmas Chute, known for its steep and narrow entrance. Alyeska Resort is located 40 miles from Anchorage, home to Ted Stevens International Airport.
Spooky Fun at Alyeska Resort - September 1, 2014
Halloween is just around the corner, and soon enough it will be time to don a costume and join in some spooky thrills at Alyeska Resort during the holiday weekend.The Resort, in cooperation with the Alaska Railroad, is hosting the Alyeska Halloween Train on Saturday, November 1, as well as a concert in the Alyeska Daylodge featuring all-girl Led Zeppelin tribute band Lez Zeppelin on both Friday and Saturday, October 31 and November 1.
Halloween Festivities at Alyeska Resort - September 20, 2010
Amidst the colorful foliage and change in seasons, Alyeska Resort finds ample reason to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve. Based on tradition, this holiday celebrates the fruits of autumn and marks the end of summer. At Alyeska Resort, Halloween signifies the coming of the winter season and all the excitement and preparation that takes place to get the mountain ready for skiing.
AC/DC Tribute Band to play at Sitzmark - February 17, 2011
The female version of AC/DC is playing at the Sitzmark February 25th and 26th.
Sitzmark Presents Strong Lineup of Rock Shows - February 1, 2011
The Sitzmark Bar & Grill at Alyeska Resort is amping up for a string of high-energy rock and roll concerts this spring. Next up at the Sitz are Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons, scheduled for three nights March 3, 4 and 5, 2011. Joseph will be bringing his rock band The Jackmormons and the audience should expect a high-energy rock show. The Washington Post states, "Sounding occasionally like John Mellencamp's older, wiser and psychologically mixed-up sibling, Joseph writes complex, image-laden songs and infuses them with plenty of attitude, soulfulness and swagger."
December is filled with holiday festivities at Alyeska Resort - December 19, 2013
Alyeska Resort is hosting holiday activities and special events with locals and families in mind. From special dinners to the start of the night-skiing season, there is much to celebrate in the month of December.
Alyeska Resort Resumes Operations on January 30, 2014 - January 29, 2014
Skiers and riders can once again enjoy the slopes beginning Thursday at Alyeska Resort. After a three day closure due to high avalanche risk, the resort is scheduled to open for skiing and snowboarding on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. Chairlifts scheduled to operate are Glacier Bowl Express, Aerial Tramway, Ted’s Express, Bear Cub Quad and both magic carpets.
Alyeska Resort Announces J Mascis and The Fog Shows at the Daylodge on March 30 & 31 - February 28, 2012
Alyeska Resort’s has continually focused on bringing musical talent to Southcentral Alaska between shows at the Sitzmark Bar & Grill venue and development of the Alyeska Summer Concert Series. Working with Red Light Management on a number of acts this winter, the resort is very excited to announce a special mid-winter concert with J Mascis and The Fog to be held at the Alyeska Daylodge on March 30 and 31, 2012. Doors will open at 7:00 P.M. and the opening act, Eric McFadden, will take the stage at 8:00 P.M. Tickets for the concerts are $20 in advanced and $25 at the door. The concerts are ages 21 and over.
Alyeska Resort brings back special $99 beginner lesson package valid for three group ski or snowboard lessons in April - April 17, 2012
Following a successful promotion in January, Alyeska Resort is extending the $99 beginner package which includes three group ski or snowboard lessons, rental equipment and lower mountain lift ticket. The offer is valid for the month of April, daily ski operations runs through Sunday, April 29 this winter.
Alyeska Resort joins national Learn to Ski & Ride Month campaign - December 26, 2013
Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month is a national initiative celebrated in January that encourages kids and adults to learn how to ski and/or snowboard, or improve their skills by taking lessons from a professional instructor. Alyeska Resort joins the effort this winter with an introductory package that includes three lessons, lower mountain lift tickets and rental equipment for $99 per person.
New lift-assisted mountain bike program - June 15, 2011
For the first time Alyeska will be offering lift-assisted downhill mountain biking for the 2011 summer. Open areas will include terrain off of Chair 6, Chair 4 and the Bear Cub Quad. Mountain biking will be centered around the Daylodge deemed the Bike Hub, here you can purchase lift tickets, rental downhill bikes and saftey gear and get a quick tune up. Visit www.alyeskaresort.com for more details
Absolut Fireworks - January 1, 2011
January 22, 2011 (Girdwood, Alaska) – Alyeska Resort is celebrating the heart of winter with the annual mid-season Winterfest weekend scheduled for February 4 to 6, 2011. This weekend isfilled with on- and off-hill mountain activities, live music, and entertainment. There is a new addition to the events schedule this year. Winterfest will light up the night with a bonfire andfireworks show presented by Absolut™ Vodka. The best viewing will be from the Sitzmark Bar & Grill deck area. The bonfire will be roaring at 8:00 P.M. and the fireworks will start at 9:30P.M. right after the lights from night-skiing are turned off.
Lucero Returns for Three Nights at the Sitzmark - February 9, 2012
Memphis-based Lucero’s newest album is scheduled for a March 13, 2012 release on new label ATO Records. Alaskans will have an opportunity to hear for themselves the new tracks when the band plays three nights at the Sitzmark Bar & Grill at Alyeska Resort on March 1, 2 and 3, 2012. Playing between 150 and 200 live shows per year, Lucero has come to be known as much for their hard-touring work ethic as for their critically acclaimed records.
March Snow 2015 - April 1, 2015
A winter storm that blew through Southcentral Alaska at the end of March has left Alyeska Resort covered in nearly three feet of snow from mid-mountain to the top. The recent snowfall has allowed Alyeska Ski Patrol to open terrain higher up on the mountain including High Traverse, Sun Spots, Center Ridge and High Silver much to the delight of skiers and snowboarders.
Alyeska Resort Continues its May Skiing Tradition, Offering Skiing and Riding on the Aerial Tram and Chair 6 through Memorial Day - April 24, 2012
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.
Skiing into Memorial Day - April 16, 2011
Even in a less than average snow season, Alyeska Resortstill logged close to 500” of total snowfall at its upper mountain measuring station. This snowpack translates into an “endless winter” campaign with skiing and riding available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from May 6th through Memorial Day Monday, May 30th.Operations will be weather dependant and the resort encourages guests to check the SKISNOW Hotline (907-754-7669) each morning before heading to the slopes.
Springtime savings on hotel packages at Alyeska Resort - April 24, 2012
The transition from winter to summer marks a short but sweet spring season. During the month of May, visitors to Alyeska Resort have the best of both seasons. May skiing is available on the weekends and the calm before the summer tourist season means plenty of peace and quiet around the resort. The Hotel Alyeska offers a number of spring resort packages providing substantial savings and a myriad of resort amenities. Packages can be reserved online or by calling Resort Reservations at 800-880-3880 or 907-754-2111.
Alyeska Resort Offers Free Skiing For Military - December 1, 2012
Alyeska Resort has set the dates for the 2012/13 season’s Military Mondays. These special days are held in recognition of the strong support Alyeska Resort receives from military personnel and their families. The scheduled dates are December 3, 2012; January 7, February 4, March 4 and April 1, 2013.
Seven Glaciers Wine Dinner Features Chateau Montelena Winery - July 14, 2012
Seven Glaciers Restaurant’s August wine dinner features Chateau Montelena Winery of Napa Valley, California on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 7:00 P.M.
Alyeska Resort Hosting Mountain Bike Festival September 20 - 22 - September 7, 2013
The Alyeska Resort Bike Park enjoyed a break-through third season this summer, with warm temperatures and dry trails contributing to record numbers of riders in the Bike Park. To celebrate a successful 2013 biking season, the resort is hosting the inaugural Mountain Bike Festival on September 20 – 22, 2013.
Alyeska Introduces Tram-Accessed Mountain Biking - September 1, 2010
Alyeska Resort, for the first time since the resort opened the aerial tram in 1994 for scenic rides, is permitting mountain bikers to load their bikes onto the tram and ride from the upper tram terminal. This is a one-day special event to be held on Sunday, September 19, 2010.
Alyeska Resort Announces New Management Staff and Promotions - September 2, 2013
Alyeska Resort welcomes three new members to the management team this summer, Director of Human Resources Randy Neitzel, Director of Sales Michael Dutton, and Controller Mickey Tveter. Two other employees were promoted to new positions, Mandy Hawes to Vice President of Finance and Jaci Ohayon to Associate General Counsel.
Alyeska Resort Welcomes New Mountain and Hotel Management Staff - July 19, 2012
Alyeska Resort welcomes four new members to the management team this summer, Director of Marketing Jessica Pezak, Director of Human Resources Jaci Ohayon, Mountain Manager Eric Teixman, and Director of Retail Sales and Guest Services Melissa LaRose. Alyeska Resort’s staff peaks at almost 700 employees during ski season, with a large amount of seasonal employees. The four new hires are all year-round full-time positions.
Alyeska Resort Ramps Up For Future Development Opportunities - June 28, 2010
Alyeska Resort continues to build momentum this summer on a number of fronts including future real estate development. Alyeska Resort Real Estate has hired Bob Gross, a long-time Alaskan and real estate expert, to represent existing and upcoming residential and commercial development opportunities. Real estate represents a top priority for Alyeska Resort as it plans for future expansions and continues to invest in its transformation into a year-round destination.
Alyeska Resort Hires New Marketing Director - December 8, 2014
Alyeska Resort is pleased to announce the hire of a new Director of Marketing to begin December 2014. Eric Fullerton has accepted the position of Director of Marketing and will be working closely with senior resort leadership and the marketing department with the development and implementation of Alyeska’s strategic marketing plan.
Welcome 2014 in Style at Alyeska Resort - December 23, 2013
As the world counts down the days to 2014, Alyeska Resort is anticipating a busy week. On the evening of December 31, 2013, Alyeska Resort will put on its annual torchlight parade and fireworks show starting at 8:00 P.M. The parade consists of volunteer skiers and snowboarders in a procession down the slope creating a stunning visual effect. Immediately following, fireworks will illuminate the sky for a finale show. This event is free and open to the public. The best viewing is at the Daylodge base area.
Extreme All-Day Vertical Foot Race Challenge - September 1, 2010
The North Face Trail at Alyeska Resort at once seems daunting yet approachable. The trail, which opened August 2009, has the makings of a classic mountain adventure – vertical gain, multiple switchbacks and endless valley views. To celebrate both its accessibility and steep nature, the 3rd annual North Face Vertical Challenge Climb-a-thon is scheduled for Saturday, September 11, 2010, rain or shine.
North Face Climb-a-Thon - June 1, 2011
The North Face Vertical Challenge Climb-A-Thon will take place on September 10, 2011. Alpine runners from all over Alaska will have ten hours to hike The North Face Trail starting from the Tram Base as many times as possible from 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. with registration beginning at 8:00 A.M.
Alyeska Resort presents Safety Awareness Week - January 11, 2014
Alyeska Resort is recognizing the importance of safety on the slopes and joining a number of U.S. based resort operators for National Safety Awareness Week to be held January 18 to 26, 2014.
Oktoberfestivies at Alyeska Resort - August 27, 2014
Alyeska Resort’s lively Oktoberfest features authentic Bavarian food, plentiful amounts of beer, polka music, and closing sets by Anchorage bands Rebel Blues and Nervis Rex. The celebration spans two weekends: Friday and Saturday, October 3 and 4, 2014, continuing the following weekend, Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11, 2014. The event takes place in the Alyeska Resort Daylodge and admission into the festival is free and open to all ages.
Alyeska Resort Opening Day: November 28, 2013 - November 23, 2013
Alyeska Resort’s ski season officially begins on Thursday, November 28, 2013 and chairlifts are scheduled to be running from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Once the snow pack and coverage has been evaluated by ski patrol, announcements will be made regarding specific terrain and chairlifts that will be available to the public. Full base area services will be open, including Mountain Learning Center ski and snowboard school, rental shop and slopeside dining at the Sitzmark Bar & Grill.
Alyeska Resort Plans to Open Friday, December 5 - December 5, 2014
Temperatures have cooled enough to allow snowmaking crews to blow snow from the tram to the base area, along with natural snowfall helping to fill in the upper mountain ski trails. Alyeska Resort is scheduled to open for skiing and snowboarding Friday, December 5, 2014 through Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 10:30 A.M until 3:00 P.M.
Alyeska Resort Opening Day scheduled for November 21 - November 15, 2012
The mountain operations team at Alyeska Resort is preparing for opening day, Wednesday, November 21, 2012. The resort is scheduled to be open for ski and snowboard operations from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Mountain Learning Center and Sitzmark Bar & Grill will begin daily operations and the aerial tram will also be offering sightseeing and lunch at Glacier Express. As the resort nears opening day, announcements will be made on specific terrain and chairlifts that will be available to the public for opening day.
Seven Glaciers Named One of the Top Scenic View Restaurants in the U.S. by Open Table Diners - August 5, 2012
Seven Glaciers Restaurant announced today that it has been named a winner of OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top Scenic Restaurants in the United States. The list of winners is derived from more than 5 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Alyeska Resort Welcomes Return Visit by Pato Banton - February 1, 2012
After a successful two night run last summer during the Alyeska Summer Concert Series, Pato Banton determined that a wintertime show might be in his future. The resort is excited to announce Pato Banton in concert February 23, 24 and 25, 2012 at the Sitzmark Bar & Grill. Tickets to the shows are $10 in advanced and $15 day of show and available online at AlyeskaResort.com, by phone at 907-754-2275 or in person at either Alyeska Ticket Office or Sitzmark.
Alyeska Resort Offers Lowest Season Rates with PFD Package - September 19, 2014
The transition from summer to fall is always bittersweet at Alyeska Resort. Skiers and riders have started a countdown to opening day, while hikers and bikers would prefer to extend their season for just a few weeks more. Alaskans can take advantage of aggressive deals on lodging and the lowest prices of the year with the popular PFD Package.
Seven Glaciers Wine Dinner featuring Pine Ridge - March 13, 2013
Alyeska Resort’s award-winning mountain-top restaurant, Seven Glaciers is hosting a wine dinner featuring Pine Ridge Vineyards on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. The evening includes a five -course Tasting Menu from the kitchen of Alyeska Resort’s Executive Chef Jason Porter.
Alyeska Resort will Host the Third Annual Alyeska Pipeline Masters Super Pipe Competition to be held March 10 - March 1, 2012
The Alyeska Resort Pipeline Super Pipe will host its first competition of the season on Saturday, March 10 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. The Alyeska Pipeline Masters competition is open to skiers and snowboarders ages 13 and older. Prizes will be provided by zAK’s Boardroom and Alyeska Mountain Shop. Spectators will be able to watch the athletes compete and stay warm around a bonfire at the base of the 440 foot half pipe. An awards ceremony will immediately follow the competition.
Pirate crew of Colorado-based band Potcheen takes a port of call in Girdwood - February 28, 2012
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and the longer daysof spring, Alyeska Resort presents the high energy and contagious sounds of Colorado-basedband Potcheen for three nights, March 15, 16 and 17. The 21 and over shows are at the SitzmarkBar & Grill at 10:00 P.M. and tickets are $10 in advanced or $15 day of show.
Pre-season Savings End October 31 - October 20, 2013
The termination dust creeping down the surrounding mountain peaks is an obvious signal that winter is approaching and Alyeska Resort is looking forward to the start of the 2013/14 ski season. Opening day is scheduled for November 28, 2013 with chairlifts scheduled to run from 10:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Frequent guests and avid skiers and snowboarders are attracted to the ease and savings that come with the purchase of a season pass. The Season Pass Sale will end Thursday, October 31, 2013, with regular season pass pricing going into effect on November 1 through the end of the 2013/14 ski season.
Record-breaking winter in the making, Alyeska Resort reaches 704 inches of snow since November 1st - March 20, 2012
The winter of 2011/12 in the Chugach mountain range has been a tale of two stories: abundant snowfall top-to-bottom and high quality snow. These two attributes have created the perfect winter experience for skiers and riders. To date, the resort has received 704 inches of snow since November 1, 2011. The record to be beat is 939 inches from the 2000/01 winter season.
Alyeska Resort celebrates a big winter with a weekend of free music and great food - April 17, 2012
The 2011/12 season will go down in the memories of Southcentral skiers and riders as a snow-filled winter wonderland. With incredible dry snowy conditions from opening day through much of the season, it is finally time to celebrate the amazing season and current spring-time conditions. Alyeska Resort is excited to announce the free Reggae Jams and end of season Island Party at the Sitzmark Bar & Grill scheduled for the weekend of April 27 to 29, 2012.
Alyeska Resort Pushes Gear Registration Program - November 29, 2011
Alyeska Resort has seen growth in winter visitation to the resort each season and in an proactive outreach effort, the resort implemented a number of initiatives to help winter guests protect their valuable ski and snowboard equipment. The top two tactics include a free gear registration program and new locking ski racks available in key public areas. With the upcoming holiday periods, when the resort is typically bustling, the resort security team highly recommends guests visiting the resort take additional precautions to protect skis and snowboard equipment.
What's New at Alyeska Resort for 2010-11 - October 1, 2010
Alyeska Resort offers one of the longest winter ski seasons in North America. The resort wrapped up two weeks of summer freeride camp, which ran for two sessions between June 7 and 18, 2010. The 2009-10 winter season resulted in 165 days of operation spanning Thanksgiving week to Memorial Day Weekend. With a strong ski season on the record, the resort is looking ahead at the upcoming winter and preparing for another successful ski season with opening day on the horizon, scheduled for November 24, 2010.
2011/12 Season Pass Sale - May 1, 2011
The resort starts the sales of 2011/12 season passes on May 1. The Spring Sale, scheduled to run May 1 to 31, 2011, offers new and renewing season pass holders up to $150 in Powder Cache.Powder Cache is accepted at all Alyeska Resort outlets including, but not limited to, dining, spa services, lift tickets, lodging, ski school lessons, and retail. Depending on the type of season pass purchased, the Powder Cache bonus amount ranges between $50 and $150. Passes purchased in the month of May also qualify for May skiing, as well as access on the scenic aerial tram for the 2011 summer season.
Season Pass Sale Ends November 2 - October 18, 2014
The termination dust creeping down the surrounding mountain peaks is an obvious signal that winter is approaching and Alyeska Resort is looking forward to the start of the 2014/15 ski season. Opening day is scheduled for November 27, 2014 with chairlifts scheduled to run from 10:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. The Season Pass Pre-Season Sale will end Sunday, November 2, 2014, with regular season pass pricing going into effect on November 3 through the end of the 2014/15 ski season.
Seven Glaciers Mid-Winter Specials and Events - March 13, 2012
Seven Glaciers Restaurant,the signature dining experience at Alyeska Resort, announces mid-winter specials and new spring hours starting this month. The restaurant recently received Wine Spectator Magazine’s 2011 Best of Award of Excellence Honor, joining only two other recipients in the state of Alaska.
Seven Glaciers Restaurant Offers $49 Tasting Menu on Sundays this Winter - November 27, 2012
Seven Glaciers Restaurant, the signature dining experience at Alyeska Resort, will offer a $49 prix fixe Chef’s Tasting Menu on Sunday evenings throughout the winter season.
Shannon McNally Plays the Sitzmark - February 1, 2012
Shannon McNally and Hot Sauce returns to Alaska after falling in love with the last frontier last winter. The band is scheduled to play three nights at the Sitzmark Bar & Grill, March 8, 9 and 10. The show is at 10:00 PM and tickets are $10 in advance and $15 day of show
Alyeska Resort unveils 2013/2014 winter line-up of musical acts at the Sitzmark - November 23, 2013
Known as a family-friendly gathering spot with a casual menu of burgers, grilled sandwiches, draft beer and full bar, the Sitzmark Bar & Grill at Alyeska Resort has established itself as worthy music venue with a strong line-up featuring well-established national acts as well as local’s favorite Anchorage-based bands.
Flowmotion to play their final show as “Flowmotion” in January at Alyeska Resort; Special deals on live concerts at Sitzmark Bar & Grill - January 5, 2012
Flowmotion, a popular Seattle-based band, has announced their forthcoming album will be released as a new band “The True Spokes.” The band plans to play its final shows as “Flowmotion” at the Sitzmark Bar & Grill on January 13, 14 and 15, 2012. The Sitzmark Bar & Grill is located near the Daylodge base area of Alyeska Resort. The Flowmotion shows are $10 in advance and $15 day of show. There is a special two for one admission on the Sunday night performance.
Alyeska Resort Announces Sitzmark Theme Nights - January 6, 2012
Girdwood, Alaska is known for its free-spiritedness and penchant for costumes as embodied by the popular annual summer festival, Forest Fair. Alyeska Resort and Odom Southern Wine and Spirits have joined forces to liven up a number of live music concerts scheduled for the Sitzmark Bar & Grill this winter. These “themed weekends” will enhance the musical entertainment with audience participation and friendly-competition for top costumes.
Alyeska's Snow Film Series - November 28, 2011
Alyeska Resort’s Snow Film Series, now in its third year, features the best ski, snowboard and snow machine movies in the industry every other Wednesday night in the Sitzmark Bar & Grill.
New Offerings from The Spa at Alyeska - October 25, 2010
The Spa at Alyeska is the most relaxing way to spend time at Alyeska Resort. The spa has undergone extensive remodeling and the results are spectacular. The spa offers an intimate setting, comfortable for all types of spa guests.
Alyeska Resort's Spring Carnival Set for April 11-13, 2014 - March 27, 2014
The 37th annual Spring Carnival and Slush Cup weekend at Alyeska Resort will span Friday, April 11 to Sunday, April 13, 2014. Festivities will kick off Friday evening at the Sitzmark Bar & Grill with the Slush Cup Costume Party from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. where half of the 50 Taco Bell Slush Cup participant slots will be awarded based on quality of costume. Three judges will score costumes based originality, flare and style. Those with winning costumes will have the opportunity to prepay the $50 registration fee and rest in peace knowing that their Slush Cup spot is guaranteed. The remaining 25 openings will be designated on Saturday at the pond skim venue.
Alyeska Hosts Diverse Foot Races - August 1, 2011
Alyeska Resort will host four mountain foot races inAugust and September. All races begin at the tramway base and include the following:Alyeska Mountain Run (vertical trail course to the upper tram terminal), Fun Guy/Fun GalRun (five kilometer lower mountain run), North Face Vertical Challenge (ten hour climb-athon)and Tram-to-Tram Run (seven mile rainforest course). These events are designed tooffer friendly competition and participants of all fitness levels are encouraged to register.
Alyeska Resort Promotes Summer Package Savings - June 16, 2012
The tell-tale signs of summer in Alaska are emerging as the major national parks – Denali, Katmai, Kenai Fjords, and Wrangell-St. Elias – are waking up from their winter hibernation. The white-capped mountain peaks surrounding Alyeska Resort are giving way to verdant green as the lush landscape escapes its winter blanket. One of Alaska’s premier destinations, only 40 minutes from Anchorage Ted Stevens International Airport, Alyeska Resort is making the transformation from steep and deep skiing to the ultimate summer adventure base camp.
Announcing 2011 Summer Events Schedule - October 1, 2010
As part of Alyeska Resort’s transformation to a year-round destination, there has been a focus on creating signature events that celebrate the great Alaskan outdoors and rich cultural heritage of the region. With an abundance of outdoor activities, Alyeska is the perfect backdrop for weekend festivities. From family-friendly events such as the Blueberry Festival to an outdoor concert series at the Daylodge, visitors can combine adventures inspired by Mother Nature with a full calendar of events.
Alyeska Resort’s 2013 Coors Light Town League Race Series - January 1, 2013
Enthusiastic skiers and snowboarders gather each January for the long-standing Alyeska Resort Town League Race Series. Held weekly on Thursday evenings, from January 17, 2013 to February 28, 2013, the race series offers intermediate or above skiers and snowboarders a taste of friendly competition and camaraderie. The 2013 Town League Series is sponsored by Coors Light. Race registration will take place on Thursday, January 10 at 6:00 P.M. at the Sitzmark Bar & Grill.
Alyeska Resort Aerial Tram to Reopen on Saturday, February 9, 2013 - February 8, 2013
The Alyeska Aerial Tram will reopen for skier and passenger traffic on Saturday, February 9. The Tram, which has been closed due to a wind-related accident on New Year’s Eve that damaged one of its cabins, will be operating with a specially designed car to serve as ballast on one side while the damaged cabin is repaired.
Local Skiers Reach Two Million Vertical Feet - March 3, 2015
Local skiers at Alyeska Resort have been logging millions of vertical feet this season despite a lower-than-average snowfall season. Thirteen local skiers have totaled over one million vertical feet each with one skier logging over two million vertical feet. Alyeska’s vertical tracker system, which is integrated into the RFiD gates located at each lift, automatically adds the vertical measurement of each lift and is stored in the resort’s database every time a skier completes a lap.
UPDATE: TOP FINISHERS OF THE ALYESKA CHUGACH OPEN WILL RECEIVE HELI-SKIING WITH ALASKA RENDEZVOUS HELI-GUIDES IN VALDEZ - March 22, 2012
Due to unforeseen challenges, the latest stage of the World Heli Challenge (WHC) scheduled to launch in Alaska in mid-April has been placed on hold for 2012. Event Director Tony Harrington announced the postponement of the planned expansion of his iconic backcountry heli-accessed competition today but has not ruled out continuing to explore options for a future event in Alaska.
Alyeska Resort Welcomes Visiting Family and Friends - June 26, 2012
The increasing level of activity along the scenic Seward Highway is a sure-sign that summer has arrived in Southcentral Alaska. For many locals, this also means its opening season for visiting friends and family, sometimes for weeks at a time. Alyeska Resort encourages locals to send their loved ones to Girdwood where white-capped mountain peaks of the Chugach Mountains and an abundance of outdoor activities can be enjoyed with little-to-no-stress.
Seven Glaciers Wine Dinner series Presents Wagner Family of Wines - February 12, 2013
Alyeska Resort’s award-winning mountain-top restaurant, Seven Glaciers is scheduled to reopen on February 14 after being closed since New Year’s Eve due to a wind –related accident that damaged one of the Aerial Tram cars. The first of the popular Wine Dinner series will be held on Thursday, February 28, featuring the Wagner Family of Wines. The evening includes a five -course Tasting Menu from the kitchen of Seven Glaciers’ executive chef Jason Porter
Seven Glaciers Receives Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence - July 15, 2013
Wine Spectator Magazine recently named Seven Glaciers Restaurant at Alyeska Resort one of its winners of the 2013 Best of Award of Excellence Honor. The Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Awards program has remained the pinnacle of recognition in the fine-dining industry. Wine Spectator plans to release the complete list of 2013 award winners on August 31, 2013 as part of its 2013 Dining Guide Issue.
Seven Glaciers Earns National Wine List Recognition - August 1, 2011
Wine Spectator Magazine recently named Seven Glaciers Restaurant at Alyeska Resort one of its winners of the 2011 Best of Award of Excellence Honor. In its 30th year, the Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Awards program has remained the pinnacle of recognition in the fine-dining industry. Wine Spectator plans to release the complete list of 2011 award winners on August 31, 2011 a part of its 2011 Dining Guide Issue.
What's New for Winter 2011/12 - October 1, 2011
As another beautiful Alaska summer comes to a close, Alyeska Resort prepares for the upcoming winter ski season scheduled to open on Wednesday, November 23, 2012 (conditions permitting).
Ways to Save this Winter - October 10, 2011
In preparation for the upcoming winter ski season, Alyeska Resort is excited to announce a variety of new products and promotions to help skiers and riders find additional savings this winter. Hotel packages at Alyeska Resort are designed with Alaskans in mind – offering value, diverse amenities and a chance to enjoy the luxury of the resort property and natural beauty of Glacier Valley.
Winter Packages Now Available - October 25, 2010
With snow falling throughout the US, Alyeska Resort is excited to announce substantial savings on winter ski packages. Known for steep terrain and deep snowpack, the resort averages 650” of snowfall per season. The resort’s opening day is scheduled for Wednesday, November 24, 2010.
Winter Package Deals in January and February - February 1, 2012
According to weather forecast sources in Anchorage, Alaska, December 2011 represented a “wet, windy and wild” month resulting in 29 days of precipitation and 183 inches of snow in the month alone. The early snowfall resulted in some of the earliest openings for outer areas at the resort including Christmas Chute, Max’s Mountain, High Traverse and Northwest Passage. Weather in January to date has continued the storm patterns with close to two fee of snowfall since New Years Day adding to the season total of 304 inches measured starting from November 1, 2011.
Young Dubliners bring their own style of Celtic rock and roll to Alaska - February 5, 2013
Alyeska Resort’s Sitzmark Bar and Grill is excited to announce a performance by The Young Dubliners. Known for their loud, high energy style of Celtic rock and roll, the “Dubs” - as their fans fondly call the band - will perform two shows on February 15 and 16, 2013.