Alyeska Ski Area

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  • 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.

Chairlifts:

  • 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

Roundhouse Museum:

  • 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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TripHobo Highlights for Alyeska Ski Area

  • Alyeska Ski Area Address: 1000 Arlberg Ave, Girdwood, AK 99587, USA, Anchorage, United States
  • Alyeska Ski Area Contact Number: +1-9077542111
  • Alyeska Ski Area Timing: 24-hrs
  • Alyeska Ski Area Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Alyeska Ski Area(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Alyeska Ski Area: 06:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Alyeska Ski Area

  • 79.54% of people who visit Anchorage include Alyeska Ski Area in their plan

  • 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

Monday, Thursday and Friday

94.88% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Alyeska Ski Area

People normally club together Alyeska Aerial Tram and Winner Creek Trail while planning their visit to Alyeska Ski Area.

People also prefer to end their day with Alyeska Ski Area.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Alyeska Ski Area, Anchorage Reviews

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  • 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.

  • Extremely nice and courteous employees. They go out of their way to help you out. I asked a maid for directions and I was led from one maid to another, three total, because they wanted me to have the correct information. Although a late, 4pm, check in it was one of the better experiences I had doing this chore. All of the employees had smiles and a pleasant demeanor. The tram takes you from 300 feet to 2,300 feet above sea level. June 1st and 60° on top of the mountain. And still LOT'S of snow! At around $200 a night, I believe it is worth it!

  • Beautiful place with loads of activities. Staff really pleasant and very helpful. Lovely treks to do with just amazing scenery! Take water with you as the treks are quite hard going but worth it. This is just like a little bit of paradise!

  • Food and service was good - I was there for training. Staff were nice. Pool and hot tub very nice. Only complaint is that the bed was too soft. I slept poorly and hurt when I woke up. Everything else was great.

  • I paid nearly $450 a night for this place and frankly I’ve found Best Western accommodations better. Don’t waste your money here. I traveled with my three kids and expected two queen beds only to find two full size beds. Apparently they don’t have queen beds at all and we found both the room and the beds cramped. Food options for families weren’t great at the resort. Check out was 11 am and I asked for an extra hour to check out and was denied. I would expect WAY more for the amount I paid. Again, don’t waste your money here.

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