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The Mountain

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Beginnings

In 1954, 11 Girdwood residents passed the hat and raised enough money to purchase what became the land base for a major ski area. Through initiative and perseverance, they developed a ski hill that was small in assets but big in promise. French baron Francois de Gunzburg shared their dream and financed the installation of a Poma chairlift, built ski trails and a day lodge and ordered Chair 1, a 5,700-foot double chairlift that rose 2,000 vertical feet.

Beginnings

In 1954, 11 Girdwood residents passed the hat and raised enough money to purchase what became the land base for a major ski area. Through initiative and perseverance, they developed a ski hill that was small in assets but big in promise. French baron Francois de Gunzburg shared their dream and financed the installation of a Poma chairlift, built ski trails and a day lodge and ordered Chair 1, a 5,700-foot double chairlift that rose 2,000 vertical feet.

Winter on the Mountain

From those humble beginnings, Alyeska Resort has grown to become known as Alaska’s top ski destination, with a reputation for ‘Steep and Deep’, acquired from it’s world’s longest double black diamond run and 650 inches of annual snowfall. With 1,610 skiable acres and 76 named runs, even the skier who has seen it all will be astounded by the terrain and the views. Alyeska Resort hosts 7 total lifts which take you to a vertical rise of 2,500ft:  2 high-speed detachable quads, 2 fixed quads, 2 magic carpets and a 60-passenger Aerial Tram.

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Winter on the Mountain

From those humble beginnings, Alyeska Resort has grown to become known as Alaska’s top ski destination, with a reputation for ‘Steep and Deep’, acquired from it’s world’s longest double black diamond run and 650 inches of annual snowfall. With 1,610 skiable acres and 76 named runs, even the skier who has seen it all will be astounded by the terrain and the views. Alyeska Resort hosts 7 total lifts which take you to a vertical rise of 2,500ft:  2 high-speed detachable quads, 2 fixed quads, 2 magic carpets and a 60-passenger Aerial Tram.

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Highlights of the Ski Hill Include:

Mt. Alyeska is “steep and deep”. Experts love the North Face, featuring North America’s longest continuous double black run.

Intermediate and advanced skiers love the wide-open bowls and long top-to-bottom runs.

Tree-lined groomed runs are ideal for the beginner.

Freestylers can check out the features at either terrain park. Take a ride into the backcountry right from our private helipad with Chugach Powder Guides

Terrain Park

Chugach Powder Guides

Visit our winter trail map for all-terrain options this upcoming season.

Ski Trail Map

Heli-Skiing & Cat-Skiing

Alyeska Resort also offers heli-skiing and cat-skiing for the adventurous. But those with less developed ski skills will also delight in the extensive beginner and intermediate slopes, meaning any family or group of skiers of all abilities will find something that will fill their memories. For those less trusting of gravity, further winter activities include Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and dog sledding.

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Heli-Skiing & Cat-Skiing

Alyeska Resort also offers heli-skiing and cat-skiing for the adventurous. But those with less developed ski skills will also delight in the extensive beginner and intermediate slopes, meaning any family or group of skiers of all abilities will find something that will fill their memories. For those less trusting of gravity, further winter activities include Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and dog sledding.

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Summer on the Mountain

The fun doesn’t stop when the snow melts, as Alaska’s premier year-round resort offers a wide array of alpine adventures including hiking and biking right from the hotel and throughout Girdwood Valley.

Some of the Favorite Activities on the Mountain Include:

The scenic Aerial Tram takes visitors and to see panoramic water views and hanging glaciers and the historic Roundhouse Museum.

For outdoor lovers, hikers and vacationers, it’s all here at Alyeska Resort. Hike the North Face Trail which starts right from the Hotel courtyard. This is a vigorous 2.5 mile hike with 2,000 vertical feet of elevation gain. Enjoy a complimentary scenic Tram ride back down.

For the less vertically inclined, take a hike on the Winner Creek Trail. This well-maintained hiking trail also begins right from the hotel courtyard.

Explore the many biking trails in the area or let the chairlifts do the work in the Alyeska Bike Park.

Visit our summer trail map for all hiking and biking options.

Temperate Rainforest

In the summertime, Alyeska is right in the middle of the world’s northernmost temperate rainforest. It’s sometimes hard to believe you’re in Alaska when you step outside in the warm months! For the active and those who appreciate endless Alaskan views, Alyeska offers an unmatched mountain experience. numerous wildlife and flora species, and luxury accommodations with convenient access to nature seamlessly.

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Temperate Rainforest

In the summertime, Alyeska is right in the middle of the world’s northernmost temperate rainforest. It’s sometimes hard to believe you’re in Alaska when you step outside in the warm months! For the active and those who appreciate endless Alaskan views, Alyeska offers an unmatched mountain experience. numerous wildlife and flora species, and luxury accommodations with convenient access to nature seamlessly.

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