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Alyeska

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Trail Map
Trail Map
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Conditions

Average annual snowfall: 521" 
Exposure: NW and W
The best time to ski is in March, due to limited daylight in winter.
 

Transportation
Transportation
AIR TRANSPORTATION
With direct flights from Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Seattle, San Francisco, Honolulu, Dallas, New York:
Alaska Airlines  
800-426-0333                                   
American Airlines 
800-433-7300
Continental Airlines
800-523-3273
Delta Airlines
800-221-1212
Era Aviation
800-866-8394
Frontier Aviation
800-432-1359
Northwest Airlines
800-225-2525

 

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

Once you have landed, whether by plane or boat, getting to Alyeska Resort is easy. Choose from car and RV rentals to chauffeured transportation. Our Concierge Desk can arrange for your preferred ground transportation to/from anywhere in the state. You can reach Concierge at 907-754-2108 or via email.

 

For public transportation in and around the Resort and the town of Girdwood, learn more about the Glacier Valley Transit. This service is complimentary for guests staying at The Hotel Alyeska.

 

Lodging
Lodging
 
Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

The Hotel Alyeska

1000 Arlberg Avenue

Girdwood, AK 99587

 

Pool & whirlpool, spa, fitness center, wireless Internet, concierge services, ski in and out.

  • Ski & Stay packages as low as $79 (low season) and $99 (high season)
4 adults/room $79-$265

 

Carriage House B&B

388 Crow Creek Road

GirdwoodAK 99587

Family-owned, charming atmosphere, great breakfasts N/A $125

Alyeska Accommodations

203 Olympic Mountain Loop

Girdwood AK 99587

Convenient rental of comfortable vacation condos, homes and elegantmountain chalets, fully furnished and competitively priced. They also offer efficiency rooms with complete kitchens,a B&B and single family homes throughout the Glacier Valley. 

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Dining

 

On Mountain Dining

Located in the Upper Tram Terminal, Seven Glaciers offers panoramic views and a delectable menu with fresh Alaskan ingredients prepared by Chef Tanner Exposito. Open for lunch Friday through Sunday, noon to 5 pm. Dinner is offered Friday and Saturday beginning at 5 pm.

Also located in the Upper Tram Terminal, Glacier Express is a self-service restaurant featuring soups, salads, chili, sandwiches, wraps, beer and wine. Open daily 11 am to 5 pm.

Located at the base of the mountain the Daylodge features a self-service family-friendly cafeteria with plenty of seating and a great view of the action on the slopes. Open daily during ski season from 11 am to 5 pm. Also in the Daylodge is the Java Haus. Open daily from 7 am to 2 pm.

 

Restaurants at The Hotel Alyeska

  • Aurora Bar & Grill
    Serving lunch and dinner from 11 am to 11 pm daily, the Aurora Bar & Grill specializes in refined comfort food served in a family atmosphere. Menu highlights include fresh Alaskan seafood, steaks, gourmet sandwiches, salads and specialty pizza.
  • The Pond Café
    The Pond Café features an expansive breakfast buffet as well as a full breakfast menu. Choose from build-your-own omelets, Eggs Benedict, Cinnamon French Toast and other breakfast favorites.
  • Sakura Sushi Bar
    Sakura features Teppan-style cuisine prepared to your exact specifications over an open grill. The adjoining Sushi Bar features classic sashimi and nigiri, specialty rolls and the must-try King Crab Tempura.
  • Tramway Café 
    Satisfy your coffee craving and grab a quick bite before you start your day. Breakfast burritos, deli wraps, baked goods, pizza by the slice and other on the go meals.

 

Signature Spots

  • The Sitzmark is the BEST place to Apres Ski. Serving the best burgers on the mountain and over a dozen local and seasonal beers on tap. Opens Nov. 24 for the ski season. 
  • Seven Glaciers Restaurant Alyeska Resort’s AAA Four Diamond award winning mountain-top restaurant, accessed by aerial tram.

REAL ESTATE

Bob Gross, Broker
Alyeska Resort Real Estate
907-783-3330

 
DEALS
 
WHAT'S NEW
 
 
ACTIVITIES

From January to April, the following options are available through the Concierge Desk at The Hotel Alyeska:

  • Full Day Heli Skiing/Riding

Guaranteed 16,000 to 20,000 vertical feet of skiing. Lunch is included.
 

  • Full Day Snowcat Skiing/Riding

Enjoy the comfort of the heated snowcat as it transports you to their exclusive snowcat area for a full day of backcountry skiing/riding.  Lunch is included. 

 

  • Heli & Cat Skiing
  • Snow Mobile Tours
  • Dog Sled Tours
  • Nordic & Snowshoe Trails 
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

 

 

 SERVICES

907-754-2550 or email to make a reservation

 

GOOD, BETTER, BEST
Good:
Better: 
Best: Burgers at the Sitzmark
 

 

Alyeska
Description:

Alyeska is an Aleut Indian word meaning 'the great land,' and it is the source of the name Alaska.Alyeska Resort is home to the luxurious 307-room Westin Alyeska Prince Hotel. The chateau-style hotel features award-winning cuisine in a variety of restaurants, a 60 passenger aerial tramway that transports visitors 2,000 feet above the valley floor for skiing, dining and sightseeing, and an array of recreational activities for all ability levels.

Details:
DetailValue
Snow making percent
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet2
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad3
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Gondola
Lifts-Tram1
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Funicular
Lifts-Other
Lifts-Total number of lifts9
Lifts-Total lift capacity10,335/hour
Trails-1-Beginner11%
Trails-2-Intermediate52%
Trails-3-Advanced37%
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park
Trails-6-Half pipe
Trails-Total72
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run
General-Base elevation250'
General-Vertical drop3200'
General-Owner
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds1400 acres
General-Snow making coverage113 acres
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Posted

Pros: Great steeps wonderful backcountry!!

Cons: IT rained at the bottom

Alyeska is such a great place to ski, my sister in law lives right at the vase, so we love to visit and have fun skiing.  The only thing that I didn't like was that it was raining in January yuck!!! But when we went in March we had an amazing time, and the snow was great, we went snow cat skiing, and that was amazing, the chugatch powder guides were really great, and we even had a hot lunch in a cabin in the woods.

Posted

Pros: Steep and deep was filmed here.

Cons: Low elevation means variable conditions; darker than the inside of a cow in mid-winter.

Still one of my favorite areas. If you can't find a challenge here, you're too good for your own britches.