Summer Aerial Tram

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The Alyeska Aerial Tram is a three to seven minute scenic ride climbing to 2,300 ft in elevation at the top of Mt. Alyeska. Conde Nast Traveler rated Alyeska “Best View of any U.S. Ski Resort”. From the tram, you can see miles in all directions – including views of the Turnagain Arm, up to seven “hanging” glaciers and endless peaks deep into the Chugach Mountain range. Do not forget to look down! In the summer months, moose and bear sightings are common. An observation deck provides panoramic views while you enjoy a relaxed lunch or a beautiful evening sunset.

Walk-up tram tickets available, no advance booking required.

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 kilometers 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.
    • The tram will be running at a reduced capacity during summer 2021 operations.
    • Masks are required for all riders during summer 2021 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)

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Tram Hours 
11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Daily

Ticket Office Hours
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Daily

Walk-up tram tickets available, no advance booking required. Masks are required when on the tramway.

Attention hikers: Masks are required for download rides. Downloading with dogs may not be possible during busy times.

Age Tram Ticket Dine & Ride Ticket 
Includes $20 credit at Bore Tide Deli
Child (5 & Under) Free N/A
Child (6-12) $18 $25
Student (13-18) $25 $36
Adult $35 $45
Senior (60-69) $25 $36
Senior (70+) $18 $25
Military $25 $36
Guests with an Advance Reservation at Seven Glaciers Free N/A
Summer Foot Passenger Tram Pass $300 N/A

*Prices are reflected to the best of our ability, subject to change based on provider