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Mt. Alyeska Tram

Girdwood, AK
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Ranked #5 of 13 Activities in Girdwood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Trams, Sightseeing Tours
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Barneveld, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The tram ride up to the top of this ski resort is spectacular ! You get a GREAT view of the Village of Girdwood and the Cook inlet in the valley. The lady that operated the car that we rode in knew the area very well and had good answers for any questions asked of her on our ride up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

During our trip to Mt Alyeska the tram was free to all visitors. We enjoyed the ride and views. We also want to give special shout out to our tram operator who is from the great state of Ohio-Go Bucks!

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Mississauga, Canada
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20 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We had a perfect day to go up to the top of the mountain. I would only do it if a nice clear day, but well worth the money for the view. Don't eat at the hotel - see my review on Aurora Bar & Grill - I would eat up at the top of the mountain. In the "ski... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Take the tram and get discount on food up at the top. Walk around, look, eat drink and be merry..... Stay a while to watch the weather change before your very eyes. Turnagin arm, glaciers and more, Oh My!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

The tram ride is pretty quick, the tram operator was knowledgable and answered all of our questions, and the view at the top was great. The $20 fee per person was pretty steep but you can ride all day. We also saw a bear down below while we were going up. I don't think we would ever do it again... More 

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Pick a clear day and you'll be rewarded with lovely panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, the Alyeska Glacier and Turnagain Arm. The tram ride itself is pleasant and takes less than 10 mins - you'll think is goes too quick. If your not taking one of the walking trails then just wander around the area and take in the... More 

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Bellflower, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

While visiting Girdwood I decided to take Mt. Alyeska tram up to the top of the mountain and see the beautiful vistas and views from the the summit. On a clear Day you can see out into the Cook Inlet and view a nearby glacier, as well as the beautiful forest in Girdwood below the tram path. The price of... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We were there at the end of the season and rode up with only 2 other people. The views were breathtaking. I'm so glad I visited this town and rode the tram. The resort is amazing and I will be back to go skiing in the winter. We had the pleasure of talking to the tram guide and learning about... More 

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Monroe, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We went up on the mountain early in the morning on the first tram on August 31. There were only 4 passengers and 2 restaurant employees on the ride up. The young man who was our attendant was informative but almost robotic in his narration. The lady who rode back down with us was very friendly and talkative. The views... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Alyeska tram provides one of the most breathtaking views in south-central Alaska. It is different from day to day and season to season. The price is steep for a 4 minute ride to the top ($25), but is easier on the legs. If you want to get the lung busting exercise of hiking up the North Face trail (~2100'... More 

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