irdwood is the home of Alyeska Ski Resort. Approximately 40 miles south of Anchorage nestled below the Chugach Mountains, lies the small community of Girdwood. With its breathtaking view of Alaska’s vast wilderness, hanging glaciers and virgin beauty, enjoy year-round activities, incredible Alaskan hospitality and a variety of excellent accommodations to meet your individual needs.
Girdwood & Alyeska:
The resort, nestled at the base of the Chugach Mountains near Turnagain Arm, is an outdoor lover’s mecca. Access to the mountain is made easier by the ski area’s tram, which climbs Mount Alyeska between 10:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. The five-minute ride ends 2,300 feet above sea level with spectacular views of Turnagain Arm and seven glaciers. Tram ticket prices range from $7 to $16. Alyeska hosts a variety of summer activities and celebrations including the Alyeska 5-kilometer Fun Run (early July), the Midnight Sun Paragliding Fly-In (early July), the Alyeska Mountain Run (mid-August) and the Blueberry and Mountain Arts Festival (early September). Other activities at the resort include tandem paragliding and guided mountain hikes.
Tram Ticket – Scenic Foot Passenger Rates:
(Includes $20 credit at Bore Tide Deli)
Senior (60 – 69) $22
Senior (70 & up) $15
Student (13 – 18) $22
Child (6 – 12) $15
Child (5 & under) Free
Guests with advance reservation at Seven Glaciers: Free
After 7 p.m. $15 n/a
You can reach the Tram Ticket office at 907-754-2275.
Hatcher Pass (Near Anchorage):
One of the best backcountry boarding areas in the world. Deep snow. Major snow. Nestled between mountain peaks about 45 miles north of Anchorage is the destination of choice for backcountry snowboarders. With elevation up to 4,600 feet and over 3,000 acres of varied terrain it’s easy to find untracked snow when riding here.
Eaglecrest Ski Area: (Juneau):
Small area 12 miles from downtown Juneau on Douglas Island, the area features 640 acres of open-tree terrain. With 31 alpine runs, a tubing hill, 8 kilometers of Nordic trails, night skiing, and a terrain park for boarders. When the snow is good it’s a great place.