Alyeska
Aerial Tram

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Alyeska Aerial Tram

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The Tram is OPEN and operating at a lower capacity, 25%, or 15 riders per trip during Winter 20/21 Ops

Annual Tram closure: April 26 – May 14, 2021

Stunning Views from the Air

Take a three to seven-minute scenic ride from the Hotel Alyeska to the top of Mt. Alyeska. At an elevation of 2300 feet, witness frosty views of the Turnagain Arm, up to seven “hanging” glaciers and endless peaks deep into the Chugach Mountain range. The tram operates at a faster speed in the winter to get eager skiers on the slopes.

Tram Facts
The Alyeska Tramway, designed by Von Roll Tramways, Inc. of Switzerland, has a regenerative drive system. AC power is converted to DC, allowing the tram to operate at varying speeds—slow for scenic rides and fast for powder days.

In the winter, the tram operates at full speed to get eager skiers on the slopes.  In the summer, enjoy the natural beauty of the area and to spot wildlife. The tram operates two cars on a counterweight system—as one car goes up the other car comes down.

Tram Stats

  • Maximum Speed: 26 miles per hour (42 kilometres per hour)
  • Average Time: 4 minutes in the winter and up to 7 minutes in the summer
  • Capacity: Each of the two cars holds a maximum of 60 persons. The maximum in the winter is 800 persons per hour.
    • **Please note, tram will be running at 25% or 15 riders per trip capacity during 20/21 winter operations.
    • Masks are required for all riders during 2020 operations.
  • Elevation Lower Tram Terminal: 306 feet (93 meters)
  • Upper Tram Terminal: 2,334 feet (711 meters)
  • Vertical Rise: 2,025 feet (617 meters)
  • Length of Span: 3,869 feet (1179 meters)

Stunning Views from the Air

Take a three to seven minute scenic ride from the Hotel Alyeska to the top of Mt. Alyeska. At an elevation of 2300 feet, witness frosty views of the Turnagain Arm, up to seven “hanging” glaciers and endless peaks deep into the Chuhagh Mountain range. The tram operates at a faster speed in the winter to get eager skiers on the slopes.

Tram Status

The current tram status is OPEN

Mountain Report

Aerial Tram Sightseeing Tickets

WINTER HOURS:
Tram Hours | 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Daily
Ticket Office Hours | 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Daily
Annual Tram Closure | April 26 – May 14, 2021

Ticket Category Ticket Price
Adult (Over 18) $35
Super Senior (70 & Over) $18
Senior (60 – 69) $25
Military $25
Student (13 – 18) $25
Child (6 – 12) $18
Child (5 & Under) Free!

To book a tram ride, either select a Tram package when booking a room, or purchase directly at the Ticket office.

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