The "summit" of Alyeska is at 3939' and it is in bounds, hike to.
Elevation is certainly not everything, but it can mean the difference in snowfall and quality. Yes, even though it is lower than Stowe, it gets way more snow. Unfortunately the low elevation means Alyeska gets rain in December despite being way up north, and they need to rely on snowmaking at the lower elevations. I Like the mountain a lot, but it would not be my top pick due to the variable conditions. Nor would Stowe.