Alyeska at a Glance
By Shannon Markley
Special to the Glacier City Gazette
The Seasons, They Are a-Changin’
With winter creeping upon us and snow hitting the peaks of the Girdwood Valley, we sit in anticipation until the lifts start spinning for the season. In the last days of Tram uploads before closing for its annual maintenance, get those last North Face hikes in and reward yourself with a hearty lunch or scrumptious snack up at the Bore Tide Bar before it closes its doors until opening day. The bar menu consists of delicious soups, sandwiches and other tasty treats and beverages to enjoy after a hike or tram ride to the top. The Bore Tide Bar is open every day from 12 p.m.-7 p.m. until Oct. 10th, and it is the perfect spot to cheer on your football team while being surrounded by the best views around.
With the closing of Sakura until the snow starts falling, the Pond Steakhouse is an amazing option for a delicious steak, crab stuffed mushrooms, and some of the best truffle fries around. The Steakhouse is open at 5 p.m. every Friday and Saturday until the end of October. If you haven’t tried it yet, it is definitely recommended. The wine list is extensive and between the perfectly cooked steaks and bottomless salad bar, the Pond Steakhouse offers something for everyone in the family. Join us at Alyeska Resort for some delicious repasts and be sure to stay the night now that the summer tourist bustle has slowed down.
Once again, Alyeska will be offering the annual PFD special, with rooms starting at $99 between October 10th and October 30th. Treat yourself to a much needed staycation, order some room service and indulge in the heated saltwater pool and whirlpool. For any questions or to reserve a room for your Fall Getaway, book online at AlyeskaResort.com or give reservations a call at (907) 754-2111.
As October rolls around, Halloween starts to peek into mind. Join us at the Sitzmark this year for the return of the popular, all-female Led Zeppelin cover band, LEZ ZEPPELIN! Get dressed up in your Halloween finest and join us for a rockin’ good time at the Sitzmark with this unbelieveable New York City-based tribute band, which has gained worldwide critical acclaim for the musicianship, passion and gender-bending audacity they bring to the music of Led Zeppelin. Tickets for the show are available at TheSitzmark.com or pair it up with a Hotel Room Package which includes your night’s stay and tickets for two to the show on either Friday, October 28th, or Saturday, October 29th. The Halloween Train will also be doing the slow roll on the tracks again this year, though this year the train will run both nights! Visit AlyeskaResort.com or call (907) 754-2111 for availability and reservations.
While you are down here enjoying a much-needed getaway or rocking it out for Halloween, be sure to purchase and pick-up your season pass while you are here. Alyeska Resort is currently selling 2016-17 season passes at the early season rate, which includes up to $100 of Powder Cache. When purchasing your pass prior to October 31st, this Powder Cache essentially turns your season pass into a debit card in which you can use at any one of Alyeska’s outlets. From dining outlets to gift shops, to hotel stays or the Mountain Learning Center, your powder Cache is there to use as you please throughout the winter season. Beat the lines on opening day and get your pass today!