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Spring Carnival feat: Alaska Airlines Slush Cup

Spring Carnival featuring the Alaska Airlines Slush Cup is BACK! Join us on April 21 – 23 as we celebrate the all things spring and the ski season that was. Schedule of events below.

Pro Tips:
PARKING – 
Due to tons of snow and high snowbanks, parking at the the resort, and in Girdwood, will be very limited. Car pool as much as possible and be aware that parking at the resort may not be possible. NO RV Parking for the weekend! Do not park in “no parking” areas, there will be tow trucks in the town of Girdwood.

No Backpacks. Please leave your dogs at home. No outside alcohol. NO snowball throwing.

 

 

Friday, April 21 | Sitzmark 

6 – 8 pm
Costume Contest – ALL 60 entries are up for grabs for the most creative costumes and best dancers! Dress to impress the judges and you may just find yourself straight-lining into a slushy pond at Saturday’s main event. Costumes must be PG-13
There will be NO costume entries day-of. Must be 18 or older.

9 pm – 1 am
Roland Roberts Band – Live at the Sitz

Saturday, April 22 | Christmas Run Venue

3 pm
Idiot Swim – Grab your buds and go for a swim in the Slush Cup pool
3:45 pm
National Anthem
4 – 6 pm
Alaska Airlines Slush Cup

9 pm – 1 am
Roland Roberts Band – Live at the Sitz

Sunday, April 23 | Presented by Kendall Toyota of Anchorage


11:30 am – 1 pm
Dummy Downhill – Home-made Dummy’s  go FULL SEND off a jump. Scores are based on dummy creativity, air, and destruction upon crashing.

2:30 – 4:30 pm
Tug-o-War – a good ol’ fashion tug of war to pull the opposing team into the pool. This bracket tournament is a test of strength, endurance and strategy.

All registration for Sunday’s events will be on the Sitzmark deck

 

  

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While on the slopes, you will see people using alpine skis, telemark skis, snowboards, and other snow play equipment such as snow skates, snow bikes and adaptive ski gear. You will see skiers of all levels – from beginners enjoying their first day on the slopes to expert skiers with years of experience. It is always your responsibility, regardless of the equipment used or the level of skier that you are, to be courteous to others and to be aware that skiing safely makes the ski slopes safer for all of us.

Alyeska is a large mountain with difficult and dangerous terrain and skiing and riding are dangerous sports.  We do our best to inform guests of the possible hazards associated with snow sports. We do our best to mark hazards and dangerous terrain appropriately. We also actively open and close certain areas of the mountain often due to Snow Safety considerations, ski conditions, or darkness

Our beginner ski zones and high skier traffic areas are important to us and we refer to these areas as “Slow” zones. We label them as such on our trail maps and with signs and banners as you ski through each of these areas. We encourage guests to ‘Go with the Flow’ in these areas, ski only as fast as the skier next to you. Our least favorite part of the job is to be the police on the mountain. We do our best to keep an eye on people skiing around to ensure everyone is skiing safely and within their limits.

Alyeska has set Enforcement Guidelines based on the Skier Responsibility Code and Mountain Safety Concerns for behavior on the mountain. When an individual crosses these lines, we have to step in and be the police, and we have no tolerance for unsafe behavior at Alyeska. We have a relationship with the Department of Natural Resources and due to this relationship we issue DNR citations to individuals in violations of certain rules. In addition to loss of lift privileges and fines we also require all ‘violators’ to take the Mountain Education Test, a tool used to help educate.