Alyeska, AK

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8 thoughts on “Alyeska, AK

  1. kiroro March 13, 2020 / 9:22 am

    any pictures of the old 6 Spirit of Alyeska top terminal

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    • skier72 March 13, 2020 / 11:49 am

      Yes! After searching old youtube videos, I stumbled upon this beauty. Lots of video clips of the old Poma quad, and at 0:48, you get a good view of the top terminal of the Spirit of Alyeska lift.

      Also, here’s a pic of the bottom terminal of this lift.

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      • skier72 March 13, 2020 / 11:56 am

        And, at 0:04 on this video, if you pause it, you can see a full view of the top terminal.

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        • kiroro March 16, 2020 / 10:16 pm

          the front of the top terminal for alyseka

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  2. Kaden K March 14, 2020 / 11:33 am

    Are there any pictures of bubbles on the old Spirit of Alyeska lift? All of the pictures I found are without bubbles.

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    • skier72 May 13, 2020 / 2:00 pm

      Found one!

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      • skier72 May 13, 2020 / 2:04 pm

        Actually, I found a whole bunch of Spirit of Alyeska bubble pictures on Alamy. Here’s a few of them:

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  3. Tyler March 16, 2020 / 9:16 pm

    Chair 1 was a Poma double from 1960-79. Replaced by a Riblet in 79. They tore it out in 2017. Chair 1 was be best damn lift there was. Night skiing isn’t the same without it. It’s a shame they replaced it night skiing isn’t the greatest now without it. Hopefully they run a chair from midway or gearjammer up to round house. We did thousands of midway laps. And between towers 5-6 the chair was about 80 feet off the ground there were breakover towers 6-7-8 and between that span when the lift stopped you would bounce 30+ feet you’d go higher than the downloading chairs and you would drop and swing. One hell of an adrenaline rush. Chair 2 from what history I got was taken out by an avalanche at the bottom terminal in 73. They rebuilt the bottom but moved it up where teds express ends. You’ll see concrete remains. Chair 2 was replaced by the old chair 6 spirit of Alyeska. Tram and chair 4 quad replaced chair 4 double in 92. Chair 4 riblet was installed in 76. And ran right up along side chair 1. I was never alive to see chair 2 or old chair 4. It’s sad they don’t use Tanaka anymore use to ride up it and hit the alders far side of the mountain. Good powder skiing. Hopefully arctic valley or somebody else buys it. I grew up skiing Alyeska love it to this day still even though chair 1 is long gone the only memories of that chair that remain are the lift line trailwhere it once stood and the towers with lights on them.

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