As large as Alaska is, travelers might think they need weeks to experience the true Alaskan culture and environment. While it is true that you need a lifetime to experience all Alaska has to offer, a properly curated one day itinerary whets the appetite for future Alaskan adventures.
And at Alyeska Resort, one of our specialties is in crafting the perfect one-day experience so our visitors can begin to understand what makes Alaska so special!
Our one-day itinerary encompasses stunning views of the Alaskan wilderness, fine, locally sourced cuisine and outdoor adventures to become one with the ecology surrounding the resort.
10am – Alyeska Aerial Tram to the Top of Mount Alyeska
In the wintertime, our tram is a quick three-minute ride (seven minutes in non-ski season times) with an elevation gain of 2300 feet. Along the way, you will experience jaw-dropping views of the Turnagain Arm, seven hanging glaciers and endless peaks deep into the Chugach Range. If you can tear yourself away from the top-of-the-world views, check out the Roundhouse Museum, Alaska’s only mountaintop museum and interpretive center. Learn about the history of Girdwood and how citizens collected enough money to buy the land for the original ski hill!
Noon – Grab a delicious sandwich at the Tram Café
While our restaurants are closed at this time due to the restrictions, you can still grab a delicious lunch at the Tram Café with a locally-roasted specialty coffee. Enjoy by the fire outside while taking in the breath-taking scenery, or in the comfort of your room.
1:30pm – Cross Country Skiing/ Snowshoeing
Filled with energy from your deluxe lunch and inspiration from the views down on the tram, experience the Alaskan wilderness up close and personal with a choice between cross country skiing and snowshoeing. With miles of groomed trails in the Girdwood area for the Nordic fan and hundreds of acres of meadows and trails around the resort for snowshoeing, your daily dose of exercise will include dazzling sights of staggering natural wonders.
Sundown – Spaaaaahhhh
As the sun sets for another day, retreat to the resort for the perfect wind down from the strenuous exercise with a massage treatment from the Spa at Alyeska. A 50 minute couples candlelight massage will warm you back up, relax your muscles and rejuvenate your mind.
The reward for a day full of activity and adventure is a wonderful meal after the sun goes down. The perfect one-day, Alaskan itinerary at Alyeska Resort is capped off by your choice of health-conscious, seafood fare at Sakura Asian Bistro, or pizza and meat-centric dishes at Aurora Bar & Grill. Your meal will be the perfect place to reflect on the memories made and start planning what your next epic day of Alaska adventures will be!
*Please note that to-go items will be available starting December 15th, and In-Room Dining will also be a great option until the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
Beholding the natural wonders which Alaska is blessed with requires a lifetime of passion and commitment; the state and its majesty is that vast and abundant. But a carefully curated one-day itinerary can introduce visitors to the sights, history, culture, cuisine and experiences that keep attracting adventure seekers to the Last Frontier, and Alyeska Resort is the perfect base from which to enjoy it all!