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Alyeska Resort Will Be Opening Glacier Bowl Express Saturday, December 9th to kick off the 2017/18 Ski Season.


Chair 6 (AKA the Glacier Bowl Express) opens December 9, 2017.

Photo courtesy of Alyeska Ski Resort

December 7, 2017 (Girdwood, AK) – Alyeska Resort will open its top chairlift, Glacier Bowl Express, for the beginning of the ski season on Saturday, December 9th. The lift formally known as Chair 6,  delivers skiers and riders to 2,750 feet above sea level. Terrain off of Glacier Bowl Express will be from Mighty Mite all the way over to Silvertip. Grooming off the top of GBX will be limited to Mighty Mite. The lift will run from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is open to intermediate, advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders. There is currently a snow depth of 38 inches at the top on Glacier Bowl Express and the upper mountain has seen 110 inches since October 1.    
“Our season pass holders and day ticket users love making laps on Glacier Bowl Express,” said Brian Burnett, Ski Area General Manager. “This lift takes folks to the top and most people stay on it and make the most laps on this chair throughout the entire ski season, it really opens up the terrain on the mountain.”
Terrain accessed via Glacier Bowl Express will be opened on a per-conditions basis as the current storm system moves through Southcentral Alaska. There will also be a delayed opening on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 12 & 13 next week for additional mountain setup and ski patrol training. The lift is scheduled to open at noon both of those mid-week days.
Alyeska Resort season passes are currently on sale, any skiers or riders who purchase a season pass from November 1, 2017 throughout the season will have the option for a free mid-week lift ticket for a friend or two tickets to any Sitzmark concert. Call the Alyeska Tram Ticket Office at 907.754.2275.  
Starting Monday, December 10th, the resort is offering a great deal for mid-week skiers and riders with the Stay & Ski Free package. Starting at $169 this package includes an overnight stay at The Hotel Alyeska and two adult lift tickets. This package will be offered on Sunday – Thursday and is a great and affordable way to get away. Call 907.754.2111 to book or visit AlyeskaResort.com.
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