Bust out the sunscreen and iron on some warm weather wax because its time for the best spring skiing event in Alaska. Alyeska Resort is proud to celebrate their 42nd Annual Spring Carnival & Slush Cup next weekend with a full schedule of events including a pond skim, dummy downhill and a Tug o’War. For full details GO HERE.

***Note to all ski resorts across the world:Alyeska is brilliant to host a Tug o’War over their pond skim venue. Great fun and entertainment. This should be standard practice. Talk to your home resort and make the suggestion. 


Friday, April 12 at the Sitzmark

Costume Contest | Registration 6 – 7 pm | Contest starts @ 7 pm
First round of Slush Cup participant picks. 25 competitors will be selected based on quality of costume (originality, flair and style). Discounted entry into Slush Cup. Winners must come in the same costume for the Slush Cup on Saturday.

You can also register for the Idiots Swim, Dummy Downhill, Bike Race and XTRATUF Tug o’War. All free events!

Live at the Sitzmark:
10 pm: Mother Hips 
Tickets $20 (21 & over)

Saturday, April 13

Event Registration | 10 am – 3 pm
Register for all Spring Carnival events including the remaining 25 spots for the Slush Cup, Idiots Swim, Dummy Downhill and XTRATUF Tug o’War!

Final Round of Slush Cup picks | 1:30 pm
Hopeful participants must convince the judges they are worthy of the remaining 25 spots in Slush Cup. Must be in full costume.

Idiot Swim Across | 3 pm
Brave souls swim across the pond for your entertainment! Free. Pre-registration required.

National Anthem | 3:30 pm

42nd Annual Alaska Airlines Slush Cup | 4 pm
50 competitors will ski or ride down the mountain and try to make it across the 90′ pond for a chance to win a 2019-20 season pass! $50 entry.

Potential participants must register by 1 pm and selections will take place at 1:30 pm.
Slush Cup Registration Form >

Live at the Sitzmark:
10 pm: Mother Hips 
Tickets $20 (21 & over)

Sunday, April 14

Event Registration @ Sitzmark | 10 am – 2 pm
Register for Spring Carnival events. Registration form for all Sunday events here

Speedway Cycles Mountain Bike Race | 10 am
Bikers will race down Main Street trail. $10 entry (FREE with lift ticket/season pass). Register from 8 am – 9 am at Tramway Cafe. Tram uploads begin at 9 am.

Dummy Downhill | 12 pm
Create your own “dummy” to send flying down a ski trail. Dummy Downhill Rules> Great prizes for top finishing dummies! Free. Drop your dummy off by 10:30 am. Parade of Dummies will be on display near the Bear Cub Quad. Pre-registration required.

XTRATUF Tug-of-War | 2 pm
Teams of 5 compete in a tug-of-war across the pond. Last team standing wins a pair of  XTRATUF’s for each member of the team. Free. Pre-registration required

….with all the festivities don’t forget to take advantage of the incredible spring conditions like these dudes:

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