The downhill ski areas of Alaska

“Ski Well, Be Well” is this year’s motto of the Alpine ski industry. Ski areas are opening this month with lots of uncertainty surrounding COVID. After having shut down at the peak of their season last March, the ski industry has worked hard to welcome skiers back to the slope in as safe a manner as possible. This show features interviews with some of the areas in Alaska. Staff from each area will describe their area, their opening plans, and what COVID precautions they are taking.

HOST: Paul Twardock


  • Hilltop: Trevor Bird
  • Alyeska: Tatiana Lawson and Cody Burns
  • Arctic Valley: John Robinson-Wilson
  • Skeetawk: Scott Patridge and Brian McGorry
  • Moose Mountain: Roger Evans
  • Eaglecrest: Charlie Harrington


Other areas not on the show:

BROADCAST: Thursday, December 10th, 2020. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, December 10th, 2020. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Eric Bork, or you can just call him “Bork” because everybody else does, is the FM Operations Manager for KSKA-FM. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the FM broadcast. He produces and edits episodes of Outdoor Explorer, the Alaska-focused outdoors program. He also maintains the web posts for that show. You may have heard him filling in for Morning Edition or hosting All Things Considered and can still find him operating the soundboard for any of the live broadcast programs. After escaping the Detroit area when he was 18, Bork made it up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he earned a degree in Communications/Radio Broadcasting from Northern Michigan University. He spent time managing the college radio station, working for the local NPR affiliate, and then in top 40 radio in Michigan before coming to Alaska to work his first few summers. After then moving to Chicago, it only took five years to convince him to move back to Alaska in 2010. When not involved in great radio programming he’s probably riding a bicycle, thinking about riding bicycles, dreaming about bikes, reading a book, or planning the next place he’ll travel to. Only two continents left to conquer!

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