Friday, August 4, 2017

Summer Lift ops crew

Preseason training was great with this fun crew!

All staffed up to run 2 lifts. Chair 1 bullwheel down.

Practicing knots with Patrol 

Bike safety with Rentals

So glad to work with such a fun group of people!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Saying goodbye to Chair 1

This summer is the end of an era at Alyeska Resort. Since chair 1 hadn't run in 2 years, and was not going to be loading guests or employees anymore, the resort decided to tear down the lift. Many people asked why we would do this, and the truth is that they don't make parts for these kinds of lifts anymore.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Spring Break is Here!

Spring break is here and Lift Ops is ready for the fun!
Mornings have been gorgeous with alpenglow on the surrounding mountains.

Sunshine funshine!

Night crew has you covered with ops every night March 9-18.
(The 18th will be the last night of night ops for the season.)

Fantastic views and sunsets await you.  We're hoping to see YOU this spring break!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Night Riding for Spring Break!

In case you haven't heard, Alyeska Resort will have night operations on the Bear Cub Quad, Ted's Express, Tram AND Lift 7 during spring break, March 9-18!
The 18th will be our last night of night ops for the season, so make sure to come out and enjoy it while you can.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Another winter, Another GREAT crew!

We are a couple of months in to the winter season, and it has been fantastic!  The snow conditions are the best they've been in a few years.  
Seriously, if you haven't come out to Alyeska Resort this season, you are missing out.

Night crew is in the house every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. All smiles!

Luke, leaving the top of Glacier Bowl Express. This is his second winter on Lift ops.

Getting Lift 7 ready for operations.

Kjetil holding down the base of Glacier Bowl Express.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Lift ops is ready for winter!

Alyeska Lift Operations just completed 4 days of intense training!  As you scroll down through the pics, notice how much the scenery changes in just a few days.  On day 1, there was no snow, but snowmaking was firing up for the first time for the season.  Then Mother Nature did her thing in conjunction with the man-made snow, and now we are looking ready for winter.

Group photo with snowmaking in the background.

Yay for snow! We are ready to shovel!

Chair 1 will never run again, but we will continue to take group photos here until the lift is removed. It is such an important part of the Alyeska history!

Right now tentative opening day is November 24, Thanksgiving.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Great Summer at Alyeska!

There are only 2 weekends left of lift accessed downhill biking at Alyeska!  Labor day will be the final day of operations.

We had a great crew this summer of experienced lift operators (Top L to R: Brett, Kjetil, Todd, Doug, Middle row is Cheyenne, and Chris and Kate in the front)

We enjoyed quite a bit of good weather for the first 2 months of operations!  There has been some rain lately, but the forecast for this weekend is great.  Pictured here: bikes and bikers getting ready to unload at the top of Ted's Express.

And, of course since this is Alaska, we had occasional wildlife visitors as well.