Alyeska, Alaska

Alyeska is a premier ski resort located near the town of Girdwood, 61 kms from Anchorage, in the U.S. state of Alaska. It lies in a valley in the Chugach Mountains near the end of the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet, southeast of Anchorage proper. Girdwood is surrounded by seven permanent glaciers.

Alyeska is best known for its year round snow activities which include skiing, snowboarding, heli-skiing and cat-skiing, snow mobile tours and dog sledding. Summer activities in Alyeska and nearby Girdwood include hiking, fishing, rafting, kayaking and rock climbing. Other activities include the Girdwood’s Roundhouse Museum, the Girdwood Center for Visual Arts and the historic Crow Creek Mine.

Things to See & Do

* Glacier & wildlife viewing
* Bear viewing
* Dog sledding
* Explore the town of Girdwood
* Gondola ride up Mt. Alyeska

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Population – 2,000 approx (Girdwood)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus 10
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Transport Links – Alyeska and Girdwood are accessible from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage. Anchorage is served by most major American airlines. Air travel is the cheapest and most efficient form of transportation in and out of the state. Non-stop flights are available from Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Chicago, Phoenix, and Taipei year-round, and more locations in the summer.

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