Alyeska Ski Area, Anchorage

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  • Address: 1000 Arlberg Ave, Girdwood, AK 99587, USA, Anchorage, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1-9077542111
  • Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Entertainment, Family And Kids, Ski Resort
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About Alyeska Ski Area, Anchorage

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

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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Alyeska Ski Area, Anchorage Reviews

  • If you're looking for a great ski vacation you can't get much better. The staff is very helpful the rooms are clean and relatively roomy. Ask for room facing the mountain. Seven glaciers restaurant at the top of the mountain has amazing views and the food is good. If you want a good steak get directions to the double musky restaurant.

  • Very low key family friendly resort. Not a party place. A place particularly focused to folk who want to ski and snowboard. Everything is here that you need. Some nice restaurants and lovely location with some a few convenience shops as well. Enjoyed our 10 day stay.

  • Nice and fancy with good food, a bar, a big pool, nice rooms, coffee shop, clothes and ski gear stores, arcade, and great decorations. It almost seems like your in a palace! It has plenty of room with 8 floors and many many rooms to accommodate many guests.

  • If you're looking for a hotel with skiing, trails, ice-skating, and a hot tub then you'll find Alyeska Hotel is a great deal. Room Rate: $170.00 Municipal Tax: $20.40 Resort Fee: $10.00 I stayed here for one night in room 429. The trees block most of the mountain view, so I would request a different room if that mountain view is important to you. The room was nice and the hotel was great; I highly suggest staying at this hotel. There are walking paths around the hotel that take 15 minutes or you could walk Winner Creek Trail for more than an hour. There is skiing in the winter and mountain biking in the summer; both are down the Alyeska Mountain. There is a swimming pool, hot tub, and gym. Get here early or the last hour the pool is open to enjoy these without the crowds. There are plenty of places to eat, but not all of the restaurants are open. Plan to visit restaurants outside of the hotel if you have a food preference. Enjoy your stay!

  • My wife and I (and our six week old) planned our vacation to Alaska months ago and found Alyeska. I found a deal online that included tram tickets with the booking, so decided it would be a fun little extra. We arrived at the resort Friday evening and first impressions where good, the lobby kind of reminded us of Disney – the whole place smelled of evergreens. We checked into our room and got settled. The room was a little cold so I turned up the heat but after waiting 45 minutes the heating vents where still cold. I called the front desk and they sent up maintenance who told us that the heating valves were manually turn off and promptly corrected the issue. We then used the bathroom and found that the sink barely drained – which never got fixed (we are still currently staying at the resort). The next morning we ran out of bottled, water which the resort provides free of charge, and could not find anyone to get more, so I went to the front desk where I was told to go to the shop on the second floor for more. Thinking that the shop had free bottled water I went up to get some and found that they only had bottled water for sale… Not sure why they would point a guest to buy water when they offer it for free, so naturally this was kind of annoying. Later on we try to get out tram tickets and they told us they were not included because I had to ask for them when making the reservation. They said we could buy them though! I wish I could say good things about the resort but the guest services are horrible.

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