Winter Aerial Tram

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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 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.
    • **Please note, tram will be running at 50% capacity during 2020 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)

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Tram Hours | 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Daily starting in December 10, 2021

Ticket Office Hours | 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Daily starting in December
Annual Tram Closure | October 12 – December 9

The 21/22 ski season is scheduled to start December 10, 2021

The Tram is currently closed for the summer/fall season and will reopen in December for winter and ski area operations.

Fall Ticket Office Hours
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. for season pass and Choice Pass fulfillment | October 13 – December 4

Currently, all trails to the Mountain Station are closed due to snow and slippery conditions. The only hiking available is the Chair 3/7 work road.

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