Alyeska Resort

Resort Description

In a state with a reputation for big mountains and deep, stable snow, Alyeska remains Alaska’s only true destination resort. With 650 inches of average annual snowfall and 2,500 vertical feet of challenging terrain, Alyeska Resort lives up to Alaska’s “steep and deep” reputation. Located in the Chugach Mountain Range, 40 miles south of Anchorage via the Seward Highway, Alyeska features a 2,000-foot tram leaving directly from the Hotel Alyeska, and 1610 skiable acres.

Terrain Breakdown

11 percent beginner; 52 percent intermediate; 37 percent advanced

The Bottom Line

Skiing in Alaska. Enough Said.


State: Alaska
Annual Snowfall: 650 inches
Vertical Drop: 2,500 feet
Ticket Prices: $75
Skiable Acres: 1,610
Number of Trails: 76
Number of Lifts: 7
Parks & Pipes: 2 parks, 2 pipes
Backcountry Access Policy: n/a
Nearest Airport: Anchorage, Alaska
Hotels/Lodging: The Hotel Alyeska
Local Restaurants: Aurora Bar & Grill, Seven Glaciers, Sakura Asian Bistro, Jack Sprat, The Double Musky
Local Bars: Sitzmark Bar and Grill
Season Highlights: 02/07/15: Frostbite Festival
02/20/15: North Face Vertical Challenge
03/19/15 – 03/22/15: Chugach Open
04/10/15 – 04/12/15: Spring Carnival
04/11/15: Slush Cup
Phone: (907) 754-1111
Twitter: @ResortAlyeska
Instagram: @ResortAlyeska