SKI ALYESKA

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Just 40 minutes south of Anchorage, in an area of pristine, natural beauty and alpine challenge, you will find Alyeska Resort, Alaska’s largest year-round resort. It remarkably lays claim to the lowest base elevation of a ski resort in the world, although boasting a prodigious average snowfall of 556 inches a season. The aerial tramway […]

Just 40 minutes south of Anchorage, in an area of pristine, natural beauty and alpine challenge, you will find Alyeska Resort, Alaska’s largest year-round resort.

It remarkably lays claim to the lowest base elevation of a ski resort in the world, although boasting a prodigious average snowfall of 556 inches a season.
The aerial tramway carries you to the 2,300 foot level of Mt. Alyeska above the valley floor, where you’ll see slopes heavily timbered with spruce, cliffs, waterfalls, and glacial rivulets. Above timberline are vast glacial bowls, steep serrated cliffs soaring to 4,000 ft., and smoothly rolling alpine meadows crowned with wildflowers and moss-covered tundra.
Tucked in a glacier valley between the mountains and the sea is Alyeska Resort Alaska’s premier destination resort. Offering deluxe accommodations, four-star dining, state-of-the-art meeting facilities, world-class skiing and snowboarding and year-round activities, Alyeska Resort and the Alyeska Prince Hotel are equipped to spoil you in an unspoiled land. A tram links the hotel to the present lift system which includes a bubble-top quad lift, four double chairlifts and two pony lifts.
Wide-open, above tree-line skiing tempts intermediate to advanced skiers on the upper mountain, while beginners favor the broad, gently sloping meadows below.

Resort Statistics

Average Snowfall

The average yearly snowfall is more than 700 inches annually, some years more than 900 inches. During the 1997/1998 season, we broke the record for total snow in April and the most snowfall in any one month period with 255 inches of snow.

Typical Season
November through April

Elevation
Summit 3,939 feet
Base 250 feet
Top of Spirit Quad 2,750 feet
Glacier Tram Terminal 2,300 feet
Glacier Bowl Elevation 3,400 feet
Vertical Rise 2,500 feet

Lifts
Nine lifts including one high-speed, detachable, bubble quad, two fixed quads, three double chairs, two pony lifts, and one 60-passenger aerial tram.
Maximum Lift Capacity: 10,355 skiers per hour

Number of Runs
68 runs

Difficulty of Terrain
11% Beginner
52% Intermediate
37% Advanced

Snowmaking
37% of total acreage, 24 trails

Night Skiing
More than 2,000 feet of lighted vertical terrain – 27 trails.
Friday and Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Mid-December through Mid-March.

 

Lodging
Alyeska Resort, 4 star

The chateau-style The Hotel Alyeska, features 304 spacious guest rooms, including a 2,300-foot Royal Suite and three townhouse suites. Each standard guest room consists of either two double beds or one king bed and is furnished with a color television, refrigerator, in-room safe, locking ventilated ski boot storage, heated towel rack, hairdryer, make-up mirror, bathrobes and slippers, voice mail messaging, bathroom telephones, and bedside “Do Not Disturb” controls. The hotel has 17 special needs accommodations and all 304 guest rooms feature a non-audible strobe alarm for hearing impaired guests in addition to standard emergency systems.
Due to high guest demand, The Hotel Alyeska is now a non-smoking property.

 

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