My wife and I recently spent a weekend at Alyeska for a quick vacation away from Anchorage. I've skied Alyeska numerous times but never stayed at the hotel. We had plans for a nice relaxing weekend of skiing, but Mother Nature had other plans. The warm temperatures and rain kept everyone but the hardiest souls from the mountain.
Instead we took advantage of all the amenities and were blown away. The saltwater pool and hot tub were especially nice. We ate at three of the restaurants and enjoyed all of them. Our room was amazing. The view of the valley was reason enough to never turn on the TV. This was probably the most well-built hotel I've ever seen. Everything was made from heavy wood and felt like it would last 50 years. Every little touch had a level of class that's unexpected in a hotel in this price range. We will return, without a doubt.