Alyeska Resort in Alaska’s Girdwood, about 50 miles from Anchorage, is situated on Mount Aleyska of the Chugach mountains. The largest ski mountain in Alaska, Alyeska is amongst the top year-round resorts in North America. An abundance of recreation, stunning snowy slopes and the impressive Alyeska Prince Hotel, make this an ideal vacation get away.
Opened in 1959, Alaska’s Alyeska Resort’s vast ski area encompasses 1 000 acres of ski terrain with some 68 runs. Alyeska’s landscape is shrouded in about 630 inches of snow every year, ideal ski and snowboard conditions. Mount Alyeska opens up a magnificent winter wonderland to all with a total vertical of 2 500 feet. Skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels are welcome at Alyeska resort and the terrain is rated as 11% beginner, 52% intermediate and 37% advanced. A challenging mountain, Alyeska is popular amongst expert skiers. That doesn’t mean beginners miss out, there is plenty of space for new-comers. Alyeska Resort also has a fantastic ski school to teach people of all ages and ability levels how best to tackle the slopes. To carry patrons up the sparkling white slopes, there are 9 lifts including an aerial tram. Freestylers can practice their moves at the Alyeska Terrain Park. An awesome selection of park features will keep you busy for hours. Family fun is enjoyed at the Glacier Tubing Park. The adventure never ends at Alaska’s Alyeska Resort with even more opportunities for recreation such as heli-skiing, dog sledding, cross-country skiing, ice climbing, snowshoeing and mountaineering. So be sure to head to Alyeska this season between November and April.
Alyeska Resort is also known for the exquisite ski-in/ski-out Alyeska Prince Hotel. After a day of activity simply ski into the hotel, head up to your room, have a warm shower and hop into a comfortable bed. It’s simply dreamy. Of course you will build up quite an appetite with all the physical exertion. When your stomach groans, its time to head of to one of Alyeska’s dining establishments which include Seven Glaciers, Sitzmark Bar & Grill, O’Malley’s on The Green, Katsura Teppanyaki, Glacier Express and the Kiosk.
Alyeska Resort is a popular resort all through the year. When snow sports can no longer be engaged in and the warmer weather comes in, a whole new set of recreational activities are on offer at Alyeska. Some of these are river rafting, kayaking, jet boat tours, golf, horseback riding, fishing, day hikes, mountain biking and flight tours.
Alyeska Resort offers an unforgettable ski experience. Boasting stunning conditions, gorgeous landscapes, world-class facilities and an endless array of entertainment, this is a vacation destination that everybody should visit at least once.