Alyeska Ski AreaCurrently Open
- Address: 1000 Arlberg Ave, Girdwood, AK 99587, USA, Anchorage, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-9077542111
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
- Tags: Entertainment, Family And Kids, Ski Resort
Alyeska Ski Area - Review
Though the mountain is popular enough in the summer thanks to the viewing platforms and the restaurants on top, the real fun begins when ski season stats at the end of November.
With over 669 inches of snow falls annually and 76 named trails, the mountain is Alaska’s largest ski center .Most of the ski trails and routes here are quite tough, for intermediate and advanced skiers. There is a very small area for novice skiers. The center is famous for having the longest-continuous double black diamond ski run in North America.
The resort itself is at the foot of the mountain, but you can climb up via hike or tram in the summer, and also six chairlifts and two Magic Carpets in the winter.
- Chair 1 and the tram: three-quarters of the way up the mountain, where there is a museum, cafeteria and upscale restaurant. This is also the location of the Ski Patrol rescue and safety operation.
- Chair 6 goes almost all the way up. You have to hike to the absolute top.
The Roundhouse Museum used to be the old upper terminus of the chairlift. Today it serves as a visitor center, explores the history of the valley through various exhibits and organises events.
Hiking trails in the area starting from near the resort:
- Winner Creek Trail: Begins at the base of the aerial tram. Passes a river gorge.
- Upper Winner Creek Trail: A rough trail branching off from Winner Creek trail that leads to outstanding views.
- North Face Trail: Steep 2.2 mile trail that climbs over 2000 feet of the ski area.
- Upper Tram Terminal Trails and South Bowl Trails: Quite challenging.
In the summer the Alyeska Bike Park, a lift-access downhill cycling track, opens up. Meant for anyone over 8 years old, it has a number of fun trails.
The resort is listed on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Anchorage, Alaska. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Anchorage itinerary 3 days.
Alyeska Ski Area Information
- Check the website for race and other events.
- Eat at: Seven Glaciers, the Bore Tide Deli & Bar, Tramway Café, Sakura Restaurant, Aurora Bar & Grill, Pond Steakhouse, and Pond Steakhouse.
- Check the Alyeska Tram Listing for details about tram times and prices.
Alyeska Ski Area Ticket Prices
- Check resort website for extensive lift ticket prices.
Alyeska Ski Area Opening and Closing Hours
Skiing season is last week of November - mid-April
Bike Park: June - August, approx: 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm, Friday to Sunday only.
Lift Times Winter:
- All Day 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
- Half Day 1 pm – 5:30 pm
- Half Day + Night 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
- Late Day 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
- Night 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
- Night skiing: January Second week - March penultimate week: Thursday – Saturday
Lift Times April:
- All Day: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Half Day: 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
- Late Day: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
- Summer (April - October approx): 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
- Winter (November - March approx): 11:00 am until 3:00 pm, weekends and holidays only.
How To reach Alyeska Ski Area by Public Transport
- Drive to here.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Alyeska Ski Area
76.11% of people who visit Anchorage include Alyeska Ski Area in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
27.45% of people start their Alyeska Ski Area visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Alyeska Ski Area
94.88% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Alyeska Ski Area
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Alyeska Ski Area, Anchorage Reviews
We loved staying at Alyeska resort (July 2018), didn't find it anymore expensive than other lodges, cabins or homes we rented in our travels around the Kenai Peninsula. The food was slightly above average at the different restaurants/cafe. But the setting, going up the tram, hiking in the area was gorgeous. Rooms were clean, comfy and had nice amenities. Valet parking was free since their lot is busy.
Definitely one of the nicer hotels I've been to. It gives a feeling of easy luxury - not pretentious or swanky, but with great attention to detail. The location is fantastic - you can choose from several hikes starting just at the hotel, or just enjoy the grounds. Also, there's a selection of eateries both in the hotel and within a short walking distance. Best of all, we saw a female moose with her babies, and a black mama bear with her three cubs just in the vicinity.
I went for lunch, off season, as part of a large group. The tram ride to the top is beautiful. The food at the lunch spot is on par with food at a ski lodge, not super exciting. There is also a bar at the lodge, the bar IS exciting, fun drinks and friendly staff. All the staff I encountered were helpful, even the folks who were finished work and heading up the hill for lunch. The views from the top of the tram are stunning.
Not set up well for summer stays. Only one outside covered table that fits 4 people, no AC or fans in the room. If you get warm, it's raining, and the one outside table is taken, you are out of luck in finding a cool, dry spot in this hotel. On top of that the staff is not very organized or friendly. We booked the hotel through a travel agency for 4 Adults. We thought the reservation was for 1 room and were not corrected upon arrival by the desk. The desk only checked us in for one room, fully aware that there was 4 adults. They did not mention a 2nd room until the next afternoon when they called to ask why the second room was not checked into and empty. We informed the desk and manager that we were not aware of a second room and to cancel the reservation. They refused. Since I travel frequently, I know that most hotels are open to working with people and also automatically cancel multi night stays when the room is not checked into. They refused. Unfortunately, this hotel is only interested in money and not customer service. Good luck with your stay.
Cabins are kind of small, but clean. If you're seeking luxury, keep looking (good luck, you're in Alaska). Customer service is fine, wifi is good, cell service is a little spotty. Overall, nice place and if you don't like it, you're probably spending too much time in your room. Get outside and enjoy the beauty that is Alaska!
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