Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Lifty profile- Vance



Name: Vance

What department do you work in? Lift ops

How long have you worked at Alyeska Resort? 3 months

What brought you to Girdwood/ Alyeska? Passion for skiing

What is your favorite thing about Girdwood? Friendly people who love the outdoors

Do you ski or snowboard? Ski

What other recreational activities do you enjoy? Hunting, fishing, camping

Any other resorts you'd like to give a shout out to? Lost Trail & Powder mountain in Montana/Idaho 

What piece of advice would you give to our guests? Be safe and enjoy life to the fullest!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Lifty profile- Michael Rhue



What department do you work in?  Lift Operations

How long have you worked at Alyeska Resort? 1 year

What other departments have you worked in? F&B

What other resorts have you worked at? Sheraton & Lexington

What brought you to Girdwood/ Alyeska? Snowboarding

What is your favorite thing about Girdwood? The views

Do you ski or snowboard? Board 

What other recreational activities do you enjoy locally? Hiking

What piece of advice would you give to our guests? Do as much as possible

Thursday, February 15, 2018

A great crew for a fun winter!

Night crew gets it done in the dark! (Kelby & Shawn)


Chicks on six! Too much fun with these awesome ladies!


Doug and Michelle enjoying the late afternoon sun at the top.


A good crew ready for a busy day (Michael, Cory, Vance and Rob)


Look at that line! These guys are ready with smiles on!
(David, Vance, Michael)

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Fantastic Team!


The lift ops crew this winter is an amazing team, and I feel so lucky to work with this great group of people!


Dave, Doug, Baker and Kyle


Michael has been holding down Ted’s Express like gravity!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Celebrating 10 years of Alyeska Lift Crew blogging

I can’t believe I’ve been posting here for 10 years! I have made so many friends and learned so much along the way. I’m very excited to be starting my 17th season working in lift operations at Alyeska. We did the first training session this weekend.
Meet the crew:

We are stoked to bring you a safe, fun time on the mountain you know and love!

Stay tuned for more adventures and fun times with this winter’s awesome crew.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Tram, fresh snow and bears

You never know what you're going to see when you head out on to the mountain! Last weekend I was doing some set up for the Blueberry Festival and I saw these cute little guys running around. 
Remember that wildlife is WILD, and keep a safe distance if you do encounter any. Getting between a mama and her babies (of any species) is a bad place to be.