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“Very Cool Resort”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Alyeska Ski Area

Alyeska Ski Area
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$645.00*
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Turnagain Arm and Portage Valley Private Tour
Ranked #5 of 33 things to do in Girdwood
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Owner description: Popular winter recreation resort for skiers that features 2,000 vertical feet of skiing on 27 trails.
Chicago
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very Cool Resort”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

Just a short drive from Anchorage, Alyeska reportedly receives approximately 56' of snow annually. While I was there this winter it was unseasonably warm (read slushy) and I was with a beginner skier. However, the staff that run the lessons are very helpful, the views are beautiful, and the lodge is very nice.

Visited December 2012
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Girdwood, Alaska
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

When it snows, this is the place to be. This year is a little lean but usually it kicks buttt. The new high-speed four chair is so fast.

Visited January 2013
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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

Best place in Alaska for traditional ski. If you get a free weekend do go there. DO IT! I cannot wait to get back !

Visited January 2013
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Anchorage, Alaska
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113 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Has potential, but it was raining during our visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

Chair 6 was not running and the Tram "broke" during our stay. Most of the mountain was closed because of avalanche danger and probably the rain at the bottom. Did not ride the second day because the lifts weren't scheduled to open until 1 pm. The little powder we did get at the top was great and the views were incredible! Looking forward to returning on a powder day when the lifts are running. The resort has the potential to be epic!

Visited December 2012
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Chugiak, Alaska
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fabulous year round”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

The drive to Alyeska is average as Alaskan drives go. It's thickly forested so there isn't much view, but once you reach the crown of mountains that surround Alyeska, it takes your breath away. The skiing is great, but crowded in the winter. Beautiful gardens surround the resort in the summer, making it worth the trip any time of the year.

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