If a resort with breathtaking views and world-class terrain top your ski vacation “must haves,” look no further than Alyeska. If you’ve never been skiing in Alaska, it’s something that you must tick off your ski resort bucket list.
Whether you’ve been hankering for years to go heli-skiing in the world-famous Chugach Mountains or just want to enjoy spectacular mountain vistas of the U.S.’s "Last Great Frontier," Alaska is an unforgettable place to visit as a skier and snowboarder. Known for its dramatic peaks and spiraling vertical, Alaska’s Chugachs are unlike any mountains you’ve experienced.
Besides the skiing, The Hotel Alyeska offers guests 4-star accommodations with plush amenities that are hard to find elsewhere in the wilds of Alaska. Also, the Sitzmark Bar & Grill is easily one of the best music venues in ski country and the regularly host A-list musicians throughout the season.
at the wonderfully grand, Hotel Alyeska
steep and deep terrain on Alyeska's North Face
by flying into Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
sliding across the 669" of average annual snowfall
the vastness of Alaska from your skis or snowboard
delicacies while taking in the mid-mountain views from the Seven Glaciers restaurant
Alaska's premiere ski resort
Alyeska is located just 40 miles south of the Anchorage airport (Ted Stevens Airport), providing skiers and snowboarders with convenient access once they’ve arrived in. Alyeska provides skiers and snowboarders with 73 trails spread out on more than 1,400 acres. The resort features a 60-passenger aerial tram, two high-speed quad, two fixed-grip quads and two magic carpets to ensure there’s no waiting on lift lines—not that crowds are usually a problem in Alyeska.
Averaging 669 inches of powder annually, Alyeska offers some of the world's deepest snow conditions. That said, the temperatures aren’t necessarily as cold as you might think. January is typically the coldest winter month, with averages around 20 degrees Fahrenheit, but by March averages are around 32 degrees. Because Alaska experiences more daylight during the winter months than the rest of the United States—due to its proximity to the North Pole—Alyeska offers night skiing on the weekends from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The resort’s trails are well divided to accommodate a variety of skiers and riders. About 11 percent of Alyeska is designated beginner, while 52 percent is marked as intermediate and 37 percent for experts. Terrain park enthusiasts have two parks to choose from. Snowcat and heli-skiing tours are also available.
To learn more about this incredible, off-the-beaten path resort or book lodging, heli-trips or cat-skiing tours or make travel arrangements, call, or chat, with one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.