We have been busy up here
on the hill. There are lots of updates for the season to come.
Here's a partial list of the things you can look forward to:
Our chairlift has a new
haul cable - that's the cable that the chairs hang from. In addition
to the new cable, we've done hundreds of hours of updates and maintenance.
There's new electronics in the drive terminal, updated safety sensors,
a new phone system and fresh load test. We've also re-contoured the
loading and unloading area, creating better flow, faster loading and
more options when unloading.
It's a great time to
be a skier or boarder and a full-time student at the University of
Alaska Fairbanks. That's because we've partnered with UAF for a 5-year
agreement to be a recreation resource for UAF students. Any full-time
UAF student who carries 9 or more credits will receive a Ski Land
Another big component
of the agreement with UAF is that the Hulbert Terrain Park that has
been on the UAF campus for several years is moving to Ski Land, bringing
huge number of features - boxes, rails, pipes, a wall ride, tires,
another groomer and a lot more.
Both lodges have received
a number of updates. The upper lodge received some new kitchen equipment
and a better layout for the counter. The lower lodge lost its old
carpet and is sporting some nice wood floors and reworked entrance
doors. We've installed two new furnaces to keep the lower lodge toasty
We spent time this summer
creating more parking - fifty spaces - by clearing out some of the
collected junk. Ski Land Road should also be better with the addition
of a tractor-mounted 8-foot wide snowblower.
For those that want to
ski or board, but don't have the gear, we've replaced the old rental
fleet. Instead of 12 pairs of skis and 14 boards, we now have 185
sets of skis and 160 boards! We've even got boot sizes from kids size
8 and skis as short as 60cm.
And don't forget that
Ski Land Season Passes are now available. Get the best prices if you
buy before November 12, 2016. Check out the Ticket
Prices page for all the details.
We're looking forward to
a great season ahead!
it like to ski at Ski Land?
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Steve down White Alice - shot March 30, 2013
footage courtesy George Ferree. Thanks, George!
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