February is arguably the best month to spend time at Alyeska. Skiers and riders just need to think back to last season when February delivered 26 days of snowfall, with 10 days over 10 inches of new snow, and five days with 20 inches or more. This month, daylight lasts longer, trails are filled in and snow safety starts looking towards opening outer areas when conditions are right. Ted’s Express, the high-speed quad, has been busy with skiers and riders riding the new chair to access the upper mountain from the Daylodge base area.
Mountain Learning Center offers lessons daily for all ages and abilities, providing a positive experience for those new to the sport of downhill skiing or snowboarding. Stay the night at The Hotel Alyeska with rooms packages that include lift tickets and/or lessons starting as low as $199 per night, so that weekend getaway to Girdwood can be both affordable and fun.
From high-quality dining to high-energy concerts, there’s plenty to do both on and off the slopes at Alyeska this month.
Super Bowl Fun
Start out game day with 2-for-1 lift tickets on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3, valid on adult, student and child lift tickets. Then, ski or ride right into your bar of choice for pre-game coverage. Find big-screen TVs and bar specials at both the Aurora Bar & Grill and Sitzmark.
The popular Snow Film Series continues every-other Wednesday night in February, at the Sitzmark. The next movie will be Absinthe Films’ “Resonance” and Jeremy Jones’ “Further” on Feb. 6. The show costs $5 and starts at 7 p.m. On Feb. 20, the featured film is Hybrid Color Films’ “Black Sunday,” with free entry.
Wednesday Trivia Nights continue at the Sitzmark on Feb. 13 and 27 and increase to every Wednesday in March and April. Whether you get a team of six together or go it alone, this is classic pub trivia at its finest. All players will be entered to win weekly raffle prizes plus the coveted grand prize of a private Snowcat trip with Chugach Powder Guides for you and 11 of your closest friends. Games start at 8 p.m.
zAK’s Boardroom present the 3rd Annual Frostbite Festival, a weekend of freestyle fun and live music, Feb. 8-10. All proceeds from this event benefit the Girdwood Skate Park. Friday night check out the rail jam from the Sitzmark deck from 6 to 9 pm. Following that is live music inside the Sitzmark. The fun continues on Saturday with the Little Yeti Big Air comp from 6 to 9 p.m. followed by zAK’s After-Party inside the Sitzmark. Finish out the weekend with the Save the Princess Mini-Pipe Comp on Sunday, Feb. 10 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Step into retreat mode and unwind with our Yoga Retreat Package Feb. 15-17. Instructor Svia Rothstein will lead four yoga sessions over the course of the weekend, focusing on a feeling of whole body calm, mental clarity and spiritual grounding. Starting from $549 per person, the Yoga Retreat Package includes a two-night stay at The Hotel Alyeska, four yoga sessions, two breakfast vouchers and $50 Resort Credit. Alternatively, guests can book yoga sessions only for $25 per class.
Live music at the Sitzmark carries on throughout February. Upcoming concerts include Tennessee band Glossary and their R&B-influenced style of romanticized rock & roll on Feb. 1 and 2. Advance tickets $12, day of show $15. Young Dubliners return to the Sitzmark Feb. 15 and 16, seamlessly blending their rock and Celtic influences into a high-energy and lyrically poignant mix. Tickets cost $20. Grab your beads and head to the Sitzmark on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 12 for a night with the Zydecohos. Dress up in your best Bourbon Street costume for a chance to win great prizes. Music starts at 10 p.m., and admission is $5.
Plan Ahead For Camps
Mountain Learning Center Spring Break Camps are a great way to build your child’s skills and enthusiasm for skiing and riding. Camps are offered every day during spring break for all ages and ability levels. Check online or call 754-2280 for more information.