Alyeska at a Glance
By Stephanie Drescher
Music, snow and great deals fill the hills at Alyeska Resort. Every weekend, great music is lined up at the Sitzmark Bar and Grill, and incredible skiing and riding deals are still available at the resort. New mountain terrain continues to open.
On Jan. 11-13, the Rock n’ Roots Honky-Tonk band Edge of the West will be sharing their catchy, quirky, original sound with the Sitz crowd. Alternative country lovers should be sure to tune in. The next weekend, Big Fat Buddha hits the stage Jan. 19-20. They offer music in flavors that satisfy rock, funk, soul and even bluegrass aficionados. Both these shows are free.
Also on the calendar is Alyeska’s Snow Film Series continues throughout January. Here is a rundown of the shows. Make sure you take the chance to see at least one.
Jan. 10 – Habit by Level One
Jan 17 – Depth Perception by QuickSilver
Jan. 24 – Legs of Steel-Same Difference by RedBull
Jan. 29 – Telluride Mountain Film Tour
Jan. 31 – Turbo Dojo by Absinthe Film
Several new outer areas have recently opened including Chilkoot Knoll and the High Traverse. Chilkoot Knoll is a great little pitch that will put a smile on your face but also gives you some bonus exercise for the day. Chilkoot Knoll takes most people about ten to fifteen minutes to hike. Skiing the west-facing aspect will give you a great view of the Turnagain Arm, while skiing the north-facing aspect will ensure crisp, cold and fluffy snow.
The High Traverse can be many things, everything and anything from a feeding frenzy to a desolate highway to paradise. High T is a zone that one must hit over and over again throughout the course of a day because there are so many fun hits and pitches and everyone seems to have their go-to High T plan.
Two great deals that will get you on the mountain this season are Stay and Ski Free and the 3 for $129. Stay the night midweek and skiing is on us with the Stay and Ski Free package. This popular item includes a one-night stay Sunday through Thursday nights and 2 free midweek lift tickets.
The 3 for $129 deal is back by popular demand and extended again for the 2017/18 season.Try something new this winter and pick up skiing or riding. Package includes 3 beginner group ski or snowboard lessons, rental equipment and lower mountain lift tickets. January is, after all, learn to ski and snowboard month, so there is no time like the present.