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.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Beautiful Winter

Alyeska Resort is arguably one of the most scenic ski resorts in the world.  Here is just a sample of the beauty on display in the past few months.

Looking down on a sea of clouds.

Fresh tracks

Fun in the sun, even in the depths of winter

A fantastic sunset down by the Seward highway

Moon and mountain lights

Riding up Ted's Express in the half light

More fresh tracks

High silver special opening

North face steepness

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Lift Crew Winter 15-16

Introducing some of the characters on this winter's lift crew!

Christian (left) is actually on Lift Maintenance, but we work closely with them.  Doug (right) has been on lift crew off and on since the late 90s. 

Kjetil is one of the lead ops on night crew. Stoked to have this guy around on summer ops as well!

This is Steve's first winter on lift crew, but he has been killing it up on Glacier Bowl Express!

Natalie and Laura enjoy a snowy morning at the base of lift 7.

Kana and Vicky are some funny gals, and great operators!

Such a great crew!

Mark and Kana enjoying some sun at the base of Glacier Bowl Express.

Stoked to be on lift crew!