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Alaska Skiing

Alyeska Resort and Alyeska Prince Hotel reviews

For some of the best skiing in the world, Alaska ski vacation is the spot. Visit this white Alaska wonderland, where you will be able to enjoy your ski vacation without overcrowded slopes and long ski lift lines. Although the travelling distance is something to consider, you won't be disappointed once you arrive here. Alaska has plenty to offer for a memorable winter vacation.

Alaska skiing adventure

Alaska, which has always been a source of awe and mystery, has some of the best skiing in the world. The Alyeska Resort is one of the finest ski resorts in the state. With a top elevation of 2751 feet and a 2501 vertical drop, the area gets an average of 631 inches of snow annually.

Skiing in a deep snow

Although Alaska offers great skiing and one of the best ski vacations in the world, you won’t find the ski slopes overly crowded, and there are no long ski lift lines. So if you enjoy a less crowded ski vacation, this is the place to be.

There are nine ski lifts, including six chair lifts and two surface lifts, and one cable car line. There are 68 skiing trails for beginners, intermediates, and experts, with the majority of the trails designed for intermediate skiers.

Night time skiing is allowed, which makes your ski experience more adventurous and thrilling. You will see snow capped mountains, hanging glaciers, and of course, the famous Northern Lights.

The Alyeska Resort

This resort is ranked number nine of the top twenty-five killer ski vacation trips by Skiing Magazine.

The season begins at the Alyeska Resort in mid November, and runs through mid April. This area of Alaska boasts the longest daytime areas in the United States, with approximately sixteen hours of daylight each day during April. During December, however, there are only about seven hours of daylight – which makes night time skiing necessary if you are going to get in the time that you want to spend on the ski slopes.

The Alyeska Prince Hotel is the place to stay on your Alaska ski vacation! Here you will enjoy elegant rooms and fine dining. Nightly entertainment is available as well. There are other nightlife spots in the area as well, that are not associated with the Hotel.

Ski chairlift on a hillside

Glacier Tubing Park

If tubing interests you, then visiting the Glacier Tubing Park is an absolute must! Featuring two lanes of terrain and a surface lift, everyone in the family will enjoy spending time at the tubing park. The Alyeska Terrain Park is a must destination for snowboarding enthusiasts. Other winter activities that can be enjoyed in and around the Alyeska Resort include flight seeing, helisking, ocean cruising tours, dog sledding, ice climbing, mountaineering, back country skiing, and polar bear viewing.

At the Alyeska Resort, the ultimate winter ski vacation can be experienced. Brave the elements, then return to the Hotel for some pampering. Get a taste of what Alaska is really like, and what skiing is meant to be! There are activities for the entire family to enjoy, and there are many area sights and attractions to be enjoyed as well. This really is an awesome winter family ski vacation!

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