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.
- 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.
- Check resort website for extensive lift ticket prices.
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.
- Drive to here.
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23.48% of people who visit Anchorage include Alyeska Ski Area in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
32.2% of people start their Alyeska Ski Area visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Alyeska Ski Area
93.15% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Alyeska Ski Area
This was over the top awesome. I would rate this a 10! Professional staff. There Persona in dress and bearing were impeccable. The attention to detail was paramount. As a woman, the chocolates delivered at night were a favorite. The view was incredible. The price of the room was reasonable. Definitely my favorite! Thank you for making my stay enjoyable.
The hotel itself was great. The room not so much. The paper thin walls did not block out the noise from all the drunk kids running around all night. The food from room service was good but it took 1and 1/2 hours to get our breakfast. Other then that I liked the place.
A place of delight. We came there after a full day flight from Tallahassee, Fl. Room was restful, clean. The fitness center with it's hot tub and pool helped us to feel much less tired and schedule. Fitness room staff was kind, gentle, helpful to us.
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!
Good place to spend a few rainy Alaskan fall days. Right at the foot of several nice hiking trails in the area. Note that the tram to the top of Mt. Alyeska closes for seasonal maintenance in the shoulder seasons. Resort is showing some wear and tear around the edges, but while I was there the big story was they've been bought by a new Canadian firm. Perhaps they'll make a few needed, but subtle, updates to the rooms