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Mt Alyeska Ski Resort Alaska

Mt Alyeska Ski Resort in Girdwood Alaska

Alyeska Resort is a ski resort in Girdwood, Alaska, approximately 27 miles (44 km) from the city of Anchorage. Mount Alyeska is part of the Chugach mountain range and the Alyeska Resort is the largest ski area in the state. It includes the mountaintop Mt. Alyeska Roundhouse, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Alyeska Ski Resort and Hotel Alyeska
Mt Alyeska Ski Resort
Alyeska Resort is truly a playground for all levels of skiers and riders. Offering 1,610 skiable acres, 76 named trails and over 669" of snow annually, Alyeska lives up to its reputation as steep and deep. In the summer, Alyeska Resort is the gateway to the Chugach Mountains, offering a peek into the vastness and wild nature of the amazing range, home to numerous wildlife and flora species.
Chugach Mountain Range Alaska
Chugach State Park wilderness
Mount Alyeska Turnagain Arm View
Girdwood Mt Alyeska

Alyeska Aerial Tram
The Alyeska Aerial Tram is a three-to-seven minute scenic ride from The Hotel Alyeska to 2,300 ft in elevation and the top of Mt. Alyeska. From the Tram, you can see for miles in all directions – including views of the Turnagain Arm, up to seven “hanging” glaciers, and endless peaks deep into the Chugach Mountain range.
Alyeska Aerial Tram Ride
Mt Alyeska Ski Resort Girdwood
Girdwood Mt Alyeska Aerial Tram
Don’t forget to look down! In the summer months, moose and bear sightings are common in the aerial tram rides. At the Mountain Station, there is an observation deck providing even more breath-taking panoramic views of majestic mountains, hanging glaciers, sparkling streams, towering spruce, and an array of wildlife. The observation deck is a perfect place to enjoy a relaxed lunch or beautiful evening sunset. Telescopes are also available along the deck.

Directions to Mt Alyeska Resort : From Anchorage, take the Seward Highway south for about 36 miles. Turn right at Girdwood and follow the signs for Alyeska resort. From the point where you turn right you can see breathtaking Mount Alyeska and its many ski runs. You can either start at the bottom of the ski area and hike up or ride the aerial tramway to about halfway up the mountain.

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