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Alyeska Ski Area

1000 Arlberg Dr, Girdwood, AK 99587
907-754-2285
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Ranked #5 of 11 attractions in Girdwood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Iowa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We just parked here but it looked like a nice place to ski at. We saw a mother bear and two cubs as we were walking into town. We were there for the Forest Fest.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We rode the tram and enjoyed hiking up the slopes to see the beautiful panoramic lookouts. Keep small children close as the edge drops off quick. This was a fun place to visit even in the summer. The gift shop was average. The restaurant was as you would expect in similar places (trendy and slightly overpriced). Definitely worth experiencing even... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Went up the tram with my husband, son-in-law and two small children. Incredible views especially since we had nice, clear weather. Besides the great view, you can grab a bite to eat or a beer and hang out inside (typical ski restaurant atmosphere) or on a small deck outside. Wish they would add some tables outside! There is nowhere to... More

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Dingle, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It was foggy when we were there. We couldn't see much. It was a nice ride. I would wait and go for dinner.

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Bend, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Alyeska is awesome no matter what time of year. This time I was here in November - just the start of snow season, not enough yet that was natural to open for ski season, so it was awesome watching them make the snow, especially in the evenings with the lights shining! The whole area is wonderful and truly what people... More

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Newport Beach, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Although the "Resort" is a lovely hotel in the mountains, the area is not such a great find in the off season. We were there too early for trails to be open, for summer hikers. I'm sure they are beautiful, though. The tram to the top of the mountain is $25 each person. Once we were at the top of... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

So why the low rating? I live in Anchorage and have been skiing Alyeska for 30 years. I do very much want to see the resort succeed for selfish reasons (it is our only real option for reliable, lift-served alpine skiing) so I do hesitate to post a low rating on TripAdvisor. However, my most recent experience at Alyeska leaves... More

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Allendale, MI
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

The ride to the top and views once you get there are amazing. There is a lot of hiking and photo opportunities. We really enjoyed this experience. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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370 reviews 370 reviews
81 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The tram ride up to the top is a must do. The views are stunning. There is a museum, Bar and a lovely restaurant that serves wonderful food. Do make a reservation or you would have to eat at the bar (which is still good). Loved this place.

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Naples, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My wife and I travel to Alaska twice a year to visit our daughter in Anchorage. We have developed a tradition of having lunch at the hotel on our last day before our flights home to Florida. This last trip I left without taking my credit card. Shana was our waitress. She turned the card into security so that when... More

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