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Alyeska Ski Area

1000 Arlberg Dr, Girdwood, AK 99587
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Ranked #3 of 10 attractions in Girdwood
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Mountains
Activities: Skiing
Description: Popular winter recreation resort for skiers that features 2,000 vertical feet of skiing on 27 trails.
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Poole, United Kingdom
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165 reviews 165 reviews
52 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We ended up here because the snow in Europe wasn't so great where we normally go. The whole experience was just amazing. I dreaded the thought of Alaska because of the cold but it was fantastic. We gent flying around mount McKinley , dog mushing and reined up our team of huskeys , went up on the glacier on ski... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
6 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Beautiful scenery up at the top. But the mountain is small compared to Colorado or Utah, and the snow is heavy. The lift lines were never long.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

No, it's not Tahoe, Breckenridge, Wolf Creek, Cooper, Big Bear, or even Boone, N.C; it's... Alyeska in Girdwood Alaska and it stands on its own merit. Alyeska is a "bucket list" check box all on its own, and my wife and I have checked that box five times in two seasons and plan on checking it some more. On a... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

~40 miles from Anchorage, an hour of scenic ride with plenty of pitstops to take photos along the road. The Daylodge is a nice place where every stuffs you might need for a successfull Snowboard/Ski day available: Gear rental, eatery/ restaurant, tables & chairs, ATM, clean toilet, locker, magic carpets for beginner, and the most important thing => Snowboard/Ski Instructors... More

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Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

In the bitter zero degree weather, I braved the ski hill in late November. If I was a beginner skier, this is not where I would want to start out. That being said, I am not a beginner which made it quite a bit if fun. Only the bottom half was open which made for cheaper tickets, but unfortunately it... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

After reading the reviews of the skiing in Girdwood I planned to skip this place because I thought it was a little too advanced for my 7year old son. We ended up here after realizing our planned snow machining day was over booked. Pulling up to Alyeska, the view is beautiful. It was an hour drive from Anchorage down Rt... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We took the cable car up to the mountain top during June. The view up there is spectacular. As there are snow at the mountain top, we are able to play snow fight with our young children. The children enjoyed the experience. Enjoyable trip for the family.

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Perrysburg, Ohio
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We took the big cable car to the top...the view is spectacular on a clear day. You can also walk up from the bottom on an established trail; if you do, the ride back down on the cable car is free. A senior discount is available.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Great service, great amenities, and good food! So glad to see this owner putting back into this great land and Resort. Cant wait. To see whats next. Great skiing and tons to do. Kudos

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Miami, Florida, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We went to this picturesque ski area in the summer and loved it. The place has a small town feel with plenty of beauty and charm. I enjoyed waking up to views of the glaciers and the mountains in the morning and at night sitting by the fireplace still being able to just make out the mountains before going to... More

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