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Becoming Alaskan: Living the heli-ski daydream

...Thanks to daredevils like Travis Rice or local adventure photographers like Chris Miller, I had wild impressions of what big mountain skiing should look like. Maybe it's similar to how it's easy to assume that if you pick up a beefy camera, every...
'The Unrideables: Alaska Range' visits for special show good, but I'm hoping this summer to go down to South America. My main mission is to keep training on really big mountains to train myself for what will come eventually - I have a really big goal to speedride Mount McKinley. There's a really...
Alaska Editorial: Continent's highest peak should reflect its heritage

...Alaska's U.S. senators make a proposal that some might consider making a mountain out of a molehill. But the biggest mountain in North America surely merits the attention. In the most recent salvo in the war over the name of Alaska's tallest...
Alaskan Brewing releases Big Mountain Pale Ale

...newest beer, a rotating spring seasonal called Big Mountain Pale Ale.Big Mountain Pale Ale will be available mid-January of 2015...where Alaskan Brewing currently distributes. Big Mountain will be sold in bottles and on draft.In a release...
5 questions with Alaskan Brewing's Robert Day

...any sneak peeks on what to be on the lookout for?The newest one we got coming out is our spring seasonal, which is Big Mountain Pale Ale and I think a lot of people are going to like it.What's a little known fact that people don't know about...
Photo: Little guy, big mountain

"Pizza, dad! Pizza!" Jonas Lamb snowplows and son Oscar points his tips straight down the slope as the two share a learning experience skiing the Sneaky run at Eaglecrest Ski Area on Saturday.
Empire Editorial: Eaglecrest a bracket buster

...influx of winter visitors in future years seeking to find out what the buzz is all about.Eaglecrest may not have the biggest mountains, the most lifts or the variety of luxurious amenities other ski areas and resorts boast, but if we've learned...
Fall on the South Fork: Does it get any better?

...hatches are more intense when the sky is overcast. Blue Wing Olives will even bring cutthroats, rainbows and the rivers big mountain whitefish to the surface during a snowstorm. Typically, the best Blue Wing Olive hatches happen in relatively calm...
Augustine shows signs of erupting

...Kenai Peninsula communities are constantly wary of the volcano. "You can't miss it on a clear day. It's just a big mountain," Seville said. "Sometimes it looks like you can reach out and just grab it." Augustine is a stratovolcano, composed...
Rainier climbers find deep snow, amazing beauty

...survival challenges; others do it as training for bigger mountains. And for a few, the motivation is to be the first...mountain in the winter months. Climbers preparing for big mountain expeditions such as Mount McKinley in Alaska - at...


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