20/21 Winter
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Winter 20/21
Operations

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Health & Safety

We have received an overwhelmingly positive response on our masking and safety protocols. THANK YOU for your compliance!  These measures are put in place to ensure we keep everyone safe and our community healthy.

While visiting the mountain, the hotel and restaurant facilities, we ask you remember three main principles: 

  1. You must have a face mask on at all times while in all lift lines, while riding the chairlifts and in all public spaces. if you feel unwell, please stay home. We will be here for you when you’re feeling better.
    NO MASK, NO SERVICE;
  2. Keep at least six feet distance from people you don’t know or didn’t arrive with;
  3. Please practice good hygiene, stay home if you feel unwell, wash your hands and sneeze or cough into your elbow.

Alyeska Resort requires that all guests wear a multi-layer face mask when using our lifts, while in lift lines, or while inside any public space.

  • A multi-layer face mask worn in all public spaces is required. This includes lift lines, aerial tram, buildings and public areas where you may be in close proximity to others. The mask must cover your nose and mouth.
     
    A bandana or loose fitting mask, a mask with a vent, or a single layer buff, is not considered an appropriate face covering. Only if a buff is folded into multi-layers, or has multi-layers, is it considered acceptable.

 

Health & Safety

During the winter 20/21 ski season, some things will look different on our mountain from previous years. These measures are put in place to ensure we keep everyone safe and our community healthy.

We have received an overwhelmingly positive response on our masking and safety protocols. THANK YOU for your compliance!  These measures are put in place to ensure we keep everyone safe and our community healthy.

While visiting the mountain, the hotel and restaurant facilities, we ask you remember three main principles: 

  1. You must have a face mask on at all times while in all lift lines, while riding the chairlifts and in all public spaces. if you feel unwell, please stay home. We will be here for you when you’re feeling better.
    NO MASK, NO SERVICE;
  2. Keep at least six feet distance from people you don’t know or didn’t arrive with;
  3. Please practice good hygiene, stay home if you feel unwell, wash your hands and sneeze or cough into your elbow.

Alyeska Resort requires that all guests wear a multi-layer face mask when using our lifts, while in lift lines, or while inside any public space.

  • A multi-layer face mask worn in all public spaces is required. This includes lift lines, aerial tram, buildings and public areas where you may be in close proximity to others. The mask must cover your nose and mouth.
     
    A bandana or loose fitting mask, a mask with a vent, or a single layer buff, is not considered an appropriate face covering. Only if a buff is folded into multi-layers, or has multi-layers, is it considered acceptable.
  • We will be following government guidelines and recommendations throughout the entirety of the winter.
  • You must have a facemask on at all times while in lift lines, riding the chairlifts and in all public areas. NO MASK NO SERVICE
  • Please obey all posted signage and be respectful of our staff.
  • Please stay home if you are feeling unwell or have been in close contact with someone who is feeling unwell.
  • We have increased cleaning within our common areas especially in high-traffic areas and high touch-point surfaces
  • Please be patient and keep your distance from others on the mountain
  • We will continually review guidelines and update our procedures to ensure we can provide you with a safe environment and the best resort experience possible. 
  • At this time, Alyeska does not plan to be a reservations only ski resort for tickets and passes.

To limit the spread of Coronavirus and reduce human to human contact, we have reduced the capacity of the tram to 15 and all quad chairlifts Capacity has been reduced to two (2) per chair unless skiing as a family unit of three (3) or four (4). The lift line maze will be built as single file and chair riders must sit on the two outside seat spaces. We are asking people to ride the chairlifts with the people they arrived with as much as possible. While in the lift maze, please maintain a six foot buffer, or tip to tail, distance between you and the people directly in front of and behind you.

With physical distancing in lift mazes things might move a little slower than usual and we appreciate your patience and kindness while everyone enjoys the slopes.

Our Food & Beverage options, while remaining very similar to previous winter seasons, will look and feel different. We kindly ask that guests be conscious about table times and not allow these times to exceed 60 minutes. Currently, all restaurant outlets are seating at reduced capacity to ensure social distancing, pursuant to the Municipality of Anchorage EO-19.

Seven Glaciers will be CLOSED for the winter 20/21 season.

Bore Tide Deli & Bar is open daily from 11am to 5pm with limited seating. Entry is on the tram breezeway side and exit at the bar and staff will be monitoring capacity. 

Sitzmark Bar & Grill is open daily from noon to 8pm daily and 9:30pm on night skiing nights. Dine-in and take-out options are available. Entrance to the Sitzmark is on the stage/mountainside deck door and exit is next to Bear Cub Quad.

There will be no concerts or events at the Sitzmark this winter.

Sakura Asian Bistro – Sakura Asian Bistro is operating at reduced capacity for dine-in and also offers take-out.
Call 907.754.2210 to place take-out orders.

Pond Cafe – The Pond Café is open daily at reduced capacity for breakfast and dinner. Dine-in and take-out is available.

Tramway Cafe – is open daily from 8am to 5pm with limited indoor capacity.  

Carve – currently closed.

  • The Daylodge is a universal mask-mandatory area.
  • Use your vehicle as your Daylodge. Be prepared to use your vehicle to gear up, bring hydration and snacks.
  • There will be no gear or equipment storage in the Daylodge. There will not be lockers available for use this winter. Your vehicle becomes your locker.
  • The Daylodge will not have tables and chairs for day users.
  • The Daylodge will have limited bathroom facilities and grab and go food options.
  • The Daylodge will have designated entrance and exit doors. There will not be entrance and exit from the same door.

You are encouraged to use Powder Cache as a form of payment on your Season Pass and Choice Pass. This reduce contact with others in the ticket window line as well as our outlets. Please pick up your pass well in advance of opening day to avoid any lines and wait times. The tram ticket office is available to print passes beginning December 1, 2020.

We are kindly asking our guests to pay as much as possible via credit card, Powder Cache and gift cards. Powder Cache can be loaded directly on to your Choice Pass or Season Pass.

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When dropping off your passengers and gear at the Daylodge or Hotel areas, please be aware that indoor capacity has been reduced. It is strongly encouraged that skiers and riders are dressed for the elements before arriving or change in their vehicles. There is a reduced capacity inside the Daylodge and access to lockers, tables and other gear storage will not be available during the 20/21 ski season. Your vehicle should be your locker. 

While you’re in the parking areas you need to keep a six foot distance between you and people you did not arrive with. We appreciate your patience as it may take us a little longer to move everyone throughout the area.

Rentals will be available on a reservations only basis.

Rentals

Reservations for gear will need to be in by 6pm the night before to be ready for the following day. This will allow limited interactions between rental staff and guests with the majority of the gear preset prior to arrival.

Book Rentals Here

  • Lift tickets will be packaged with rentals
  • All rental units will be sanitized between guests.
  • Hotel rental shop equipment will be for hotel guests only.
  • Hotel Ski Valet will be for hotel guests only.

Lessons will be available on a reservations only basis and must be done via phone by calling 907.754.2280

Mountain Learning Center

Reservation for lessons will need to be in by 6pm the night before to be ready for the following day.

Group lesson will remain at 8 per instructor maximum.

Mini mite and other youth group programs will not use the Daylodge for lunch breaks. We will have shorter program hours and parents are encouraged to send their child with snacks and/or meet them outside.

There will be no Discover Ski Program during the 20/21 ski season.

There will be no Military Monday in May.

Alyeska Ski Resort is proud of our Military Monday programming. Over the last decade, we have introduced thousands of soldiers and their families to the joy of winter in Alaska and made the Resort ski & snowboard experience available for no charge to active and retired members of the Armed Forces. We remain committed to carrying on this tradition to recognize the men and women that serve our country. Thank you to those that chose to serve.

Rentals

Slush Cup will not be held this year. We will host several smaller events in celebration of Spring Carnival to keep the vibe alive! Events can be found HERE

Fiddlehead Festival, originally scheduled for June 5 & 6, will also be cancelled. We are optimistic for Blueberry Festival, scheduled for August 14 & 15, but the announcement to host will come later in summer 2021.

Ski Season is Extended with May Operations 

Alyeska Resort will extended ski area operations for the 20/21 ski season to include three weekends in May! Join us May 8 & 9, 15 & 16 and 22 & 23 for fun spring turns! Lifts will include Ted’s Express and Glacier Bowl Express only, please note, there is no beginner terrain offered in May. We intend to open at 11 am each day and closing will be determined by conditions. Please visit the Daylodge base area for tickets, season pass sales and rental gear. Yes, your 20/21 season pass (including midweek) works for lift access!

We will be closed May 1 & 2 for skiing and riding due to scheduled maintenance.

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