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Alyeska Resort resumes normal ski operations on Thursday, January 30

January 29, 2014 (Girdwood, Alaska) – Skiers and riders can once again enjoy the slopes beginning Thursday at Alyeska Resort. After a three day closure due to high avalanche risk, the resort is scheduled to open for skiing and snowboarding on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. Chairlifts scheduled to operate are Glacier Bowl Express, Aerial Tramway, Ted’s Express, Bear Cub Quad and both magic carpets.

“We’ve seen a nice start to the week here in Girdwood, and the forecast is calling for partly sunny skies through the week and weekend. We encourage people to visit the resort for some fresh air and fun turns in the sunshine. The entire staff is looking forward to being back in action,” says Di Hiibner, Ski Area General Manger.

Mountain Learning Center will offer lessons at 1:15 P.M. and 3:30 P.M on Thursday, January 30. Night skiing is scheduled to operate until 9:00 P.M. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Town League Race Series will continue as scheduled on Thursday, January 30 followed by free live music at the Sitzmark with Andy Mullen and Tony Restivo. The Sitzmark Bar & Grill is open for lunch and dinner daily and the Eternal Cowboys will perform free live music Friday and Saturday night beginning at 10:00 P.M. The Discover Skiing & Snowboarding Program will continue as scheduled on Saturday, February 1.

As soon as temperatures allow, the resort will resume its snowmaking operations on the lower mountain in order to rebuilt an ample base and improve surface conditions. “Alyeska Resort is, first and foremost, committed to guest safety,” says Jessica Pezak, Director of Marketing. “We have three more months of skiing ahead of us and we are committed to providing the best skiing and riding conditions possible.”

The resort was closed Monday, January 27 to Wednesday, January 29, 2014 following an extended stretch of unseasonably warm temperatures over the past few weeks that affected snowpack stability, as seen in many other areas of Southcentral Alaska.

For the latest terrain and chairlift openings, snow report and more, visit www.AlyeskaResort.com or follow Alyeska Resort at www.facebook.com/AlyeskaResort.

About Alyeska Resort (www.alyeskaresort.com)

Alyeska Resort is Alaskaʹs premier year‐round destination featuring the award-winning 304 room Hotel Alyeska. Located just 40 miles from Anchorage and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Alyeska Resort is your base camp for summer and winter excursions. The resort is within close proximity of three national parks and the Kenai Peninsula, is home to the northernmost temperate rainforest, nestled in the Chugach Mountains. Alyeska Resort averages 650” of snowfall annually and is home to the longest‐continuous double black diamond ski run in North America. Learn more about the resort and plan your Alaskan adventure at www.alyeskaresort.com or 800‐880‐3880.

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