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“cool ski resort town in Alaska”
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girdwood, AK
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
“cool ski resort town in Alaska”
Reviewed June 9, 2011

girdwood is the premier ski resort in AK, with a laid back atmosphere and super friendly and down to earth people, it is the place to go for some good food, fun bars (especially in winter) and tons of recreation including: skiing, hiking, biking, disc golf, berry picking, mushroom picking, paragliding, kite boarding and even surfing if you brave the bore tide wave.

check out the sakura sushi bar in the Hotel Alyeska or maxines for a worldly cuisine experience. the double musky is super popular but very rich and filling. Jack sprat is the place to go for eggs benedict and the bake shop has endless soup bowsl for a fair price.

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1 Thank girdwoodlocal
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Cold Spring, NY
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32 reviews
23 helpful votes
“Short drive from Anchorage & well worth it”
Reviewed October 10, 2010

Recently on business in Anchorage, Alaska and this 40 minute drive to Girdwood was well worth it. Spent some at Aleyska Resort and took the tram to the top and the view was spectacular. The resort itself is beautiful and the people were so friendly and information.
I would recommend visiting the small, quaint town.

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8 Thank AdeleK
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Winter Haven, Florida
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120 reviews
87 helpful votes
“Our favorite stop of the trip.”
Reviewed July 22, 2010

We rented a condo from Alyeska Accomodations in this quaint little ski resort town. Our first impression wasn't very good, because they were replacing the roofs on the buildings and it looked rather disheveled. However, once we got inside Brighton 108, we found a fully appointed condo with a kitchen, a wood burning fireplace and a nice balcony overlooking the woods. Be sure you buy a sack of wood when you check in. Five dollars is worth the warn glow of a bottle of wine in front of the fire in this lovely place.

We stopped at the Bake Shop for some hot cross buns and banana bread to have for breakfast tomorrow. We could have done our laundry here too as there were washers and dryers in the building.

We drove up to the Alyeska Resort and took the tram ride to the top of the mountain. It was a magnificent ride where we saw a moose cow with her baby and snow capped mountains overlooking the resort. Be sure to take a jacket. It was 45 degrees in July. From what we could see of the Seven Glaciers Restaurant, it was not all it was cracked up to be, but we didn't eat there. We went to the old town and had a lucious caribou and bufffalo burger at Chair 5. With a draft beer for tow the bill was under $30.

Saw some black bear prowling the dumpsters as we departed the next morning so we were really glad we didn't decide to take a morning stroll by the river.

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6 Thank Heizzoli
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Florida
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31 reviews
26 helpful votes
“Alpine Air Alaska, Girdwood, Alaska (Helicopter Tours)”
Reviewed July 2, 2010

Alpine Air Alaska, Girdwood, Alaska
The Prince William Sound helicopter tour was wonderful. The ride was very comfortable, the staff was friendly and very interested in making the trip special for us. We landed on a pebble beach in front of a glacier. The scenery was incredible. We were the only people in a beatiful remote location for a few minutes. What a great way to see Prince William Sound. Our pilot, Andy, was very informative and friendly.

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8 Thank LisaFortMyers
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Media PA
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6 reviews
10 helpful votes
“Carraige House B&B, Girdwood, Alaska”
Reviewed June 13, 2010

Girdwood Alaska, a small village in the Chugach mountain range lies at the foot of the Alyeska Resort. We stayed at the Carriage House B&B. It is in the charming home of Rachel and Jake. The great room is beatifully done in natural woods and windows that bring the snow capped mountains right to the breakfast table. Rachel and Jake are gracious hosts and very knowledgeable about what to do in the area. The breakfasts are five star and included reindeer sausage and homemade smoked salmon. The down quilted beds provide a welcome respite after a day of sightseeing in the area.

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