Alyeska Resort is the most famous and largest ski resort in Alaska, at the western end of the United States. If we think about skiing in these latitudes of the planet, surely images of huge mountains, abundant snow, glaciers and a spectacular landscape will come to mind. Alyeska station is surrounded by great mountains that you can enjoy from its huge Aerial Tram cable car. If there is enough visibility, you can see the highest mountain in the area, Denali, which reaches 6,194 meters above sea level.
Skiing in Alaska is quite an experience even though the size of the resort is not large (63km of slopes), it is one of the ski resorts that accumulates the most snow every winter, along with Niseko (Japan) and Mt. Baker (EE. USA). Its steep slopes reach 45º incline and the quality of its snow is famous all over the planet. The options in this dream destination are enormous. There you can practice skiing during the day, night skiing watching the Northern Lights, discovering places of great beauty with cross-country skiing, climbing ice waterfalls, enjoying its enormous Half Pipe, going on glacier routes or enjoying its famous heliskiing.
If you are a beginner, you may not want to visit Mount Alyeska. We speak of a ski resort with a large percentage of high-difficulty slopes that is quite a challenging mountain, and has a much higher percentage of advanced and expert slopes, than most other mountains in North America.
Alyeska Resort is a very famous resort for extreme skiing with its most aggressive slopes in the famous area called “North Face” and for its careful snowpark, with one of the most photographed kickers in the world thanks to the beautiful landscape that accompanies the picture.
Alyeska Resort is an amazing ski resort in Alaska. Alyeska is truly a playground for all levels of skiers and riders, with trail difficulty oriented to intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The skitracks that you will find, are 11% Beginner, 52% Intermediate and 37% Expert/Advanced.
Alyeska offers 1,610 skiable acres, 76 named trails and over 669″ of snow annually, Alyeska lives up to its reputation as steep and deep. Whether you are just starting out in the sport or looking to challenge yourself, you can find it here. 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.
Alyeska offers mountain experiences for skiers and riders at all levels. Go to Alaska and enjoy skiing at Alyeska Ski Resort!