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Girdwood, Alaska

Ski & Snowboard

Trip Girdwood, AK Ski & Snowboard
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Discover Alyeska -- Alaska’s largest ski area and home to an average 669 inches of snow per season.

Surrounded by seven glaciers, the spectacular Chugach Range, and the raw wilderness of the Last Frontier, this skiing and snowboarding adventure lets you experience some of Alaska’s best, without having to jump on a bush plane. Less than an hour’s scenic drive from Anchorage lies Alyeska, Alaska’s only major ski resort, featuring over 1,600 acres of skiable terrain and particularly famous for its intermediate and challenging terrain. Enjoy access to slopeside, chateau-style lodging, luxurious guest rooms, incredible food & beverage options from casual to fine dining, and amenities such as saltwater pool, aerial scenic tram, spa, and more. You may even see the Northern Lights -- and if you don’t catch them during waking hours, Alyeska offers an optional Northern Lights wake-up call.

Ski and ride deep powder as you look out over the mountains and their reflection in the vast waterway of Turnagain Arm. The Chugach are also renowned for world-class (or should we say, world’s best?) cat-skiing and heli-skiing, both of which can be easily added to your trip if you’re after the iconic big lines that make this region legendary.

Choose your 6-day / 5-night trip voucher from the date range below


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Itinerary
Itinerary
  • 1
    Day number 1
    Day 1

    Arrive into Anchorage (see FAQ for recommended transportation options) and transfer to Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, about 40 miles south and under an hour’s drive away. Settle into your accommodations at Alyeska as you adjust to a new rhythm of life slopeside here in the Chugach Mountains. On-site dining and bar options are plentiful, as are your choices in the town of Girdwood (note: due to COVID-19 precautions, these options will be operating with heightened safety measures in place, including more limited capacity).
  • 2
    Day number 2
    Day 2 - 5

    Rise and shine! The next four days are yours to ski and ride to your heart’s content, and mix it up with all that Alaska’s largest ski area has to offer. Intermediate and advanced skiers will love the wide open bowls while tree-lined, groomed runs are ideal for beginners. With 76 named trails and 1,610 skiable acres, the terrain is varied and there are plenty of options, including the longest double black diamond run in all of North America. Heli-skiing and cat-skiing are also highly recommended options -- we suggest signing up early in case weather delays you a day or two.

    Get your laps in, close out with some well-earned apres, and rest tired legs in the saltwater pool or whirlpool. Dine in, at the resort, or head out into the town of Girdwood. Be on the lookout for those Northern Lights! Enjoy a solid night of rest so you can do it all over again.
  • 3
    Day number 3
    Day 6

    On your last morning, grab a hearty breakfast, check out of the hotel, and transfer or drive back to the airport, depending on your plans. It may be a bummer to leave this magical mountain paradise, but we’re guessing this won’t be your last time here!
Trip Package Includes
  • 5 nights at Alyeska Resort in a Deluxe King/Double room, based on single, double, triple, or quad occupancy 
  • 4 days of lift tickets at Alyeska, including access to aerial tram
  • Hotel perks including access to saltwater pool, fitness center, and spa
  • All taxes
  • 20% discount code at evo.com (exclusions apply)
Trip Package Does Not Include
  • Transportation to/from Alyeska
  • Food, beverages, and personal expenses
  • Room upgrades
  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads)

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Area Information

Girdwood, Alaska


Located in a valley in the southwestern Chugach Mountains lies the resort town of Girdwood. Originally called “Glacier City”, Girdwood has a rich history connected with the gold rushes of the 19th century. Today, Girdwood is a vibrant community with a diverse population of outdoor enthusiasts, local businesses, services and Anchorage commuters who thoroughly enjoy its year-round attractions. Complete with a mercantile, post office, many bed & breakfast locations, restaurants & bars, and shops, Girdwood offers natural beauty, convenience and a rich heritage for residents and visitors alike.
 
Trip Planning

Trip Planning

Alaska is known for constantly changing weather and a laid-back attitude. We recommend packing with a “mountain casual” style focused on comfort and convenience. When you venture outdoors, dress in layers to be prepared for the variable weather. The temperate coastal climate at Alyeska Resort is characterized by winter temperatures in the mid 20’s. Don’t forget your swimsuit for the saltwater pool!


 
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FAQ
FAQ
  • What package options do I have?
    This 5-night trip package has four options (single room, double room, triple room, and quad room), depending on the number of people you’re traveling with and how you would like to room. 4 days of lift tickets per person are included with each package. Only one package needs to be purchased per room so, for example, if you are a party of 2 people and would like a double room, you only need to add 1 double room to your cart.
  • How do I use my voucher once I purchase from evo?
    Once you’ve purchased your voucher, you can contact the Hotel Alyeska reservations department via phone (907-754- 2111) or email ([email protected]) to reserve your room. You’re also welcome to email [email protected] if you would like to check room availability for your preferred dates before purchasing your voucher.
  • What COVID-19 policies do you have in place?
    Masks are mandatory at this time in all public spaces. Please read about other hotel precautions and operations here: https://alyeskaresort.com/comfort-safety/ ; as well as on-mountain, including details of food and beverage operations: https://alyeskaresort.com/winter-20-21/. We also recommend and encourage you to monitor the mandates set by the state of Alaska: https://covid19.alaska.gov/health-mandates/
  • What if I need to cancel?
    If your stay occurs during the holiday season (December 18 - January 2) or during the month of March, you may cancel up to 7 days prior to arrival without penalty (please note cut-off time 7 days prior is 4pm local Alaska time). Within 6 days of arrival, your package will be nonrefundable. For stays that occur January 3 - February 28 or April 1 - 25, you may cancel up to 48 hours prior to arrival without penalty (please note: cut-off time to avoid penalty is 4pm Alaska local time).
  • What are the accommodations like?
    Packages include one Deluxe King/Double Room at Alyeska Resort. Each 450 sq. foot room is located on one of the hotel’s higher floors (four through seven) and offers partial mountain views. Bedding includes either one king bed or two double beds. Amenities include flat screen TV, coffeemaker with gourmet coffee & tea, mini fridge, and hairdryer. The hotel also offers numerous amenities including world-class dining options, shopping, saltwater pool, whirlpool, fitness center, spa, and aerial scenic tram.
  • What skill/experience level is required for this trip?
    All levels are welcome! Alyeska Ski Resort offers more than 1,600 acres and 2,500 vertical feet of varied and unmatched terrain for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. Alyeska is particularly renowned for its steep terrain, with intermediate and above options being more plentiful than those for beginners.
  • What if I’d like to explore town?
    Cool! Alyeska is in Girdwood, which is a walkable town (less than 2,300 residents) well worth exploring. Free public transportation is also available to get around at your leisure.
  • Do you offer rentals?
    Rentals are not included in this package, however Alyeska has options for those interested.
  • How do I get to Alyeska Resort?
    Alyeska Resort is located in Girdwood, approximately 40 miles southeast of Anchorage Airport. Renting a car or taking a cab are your two options, as passenger train service does not operate during the winter months and there are no bus services to Girdwood. Depending on your level of comfort in winter driving conditions a rental car is typically recommended. If you'd prefer to take a taxi, the most cost effective option is to pre-arrange transport with the Alyeska concierge. One way transport from Ted Stevens International Airport to Alyeska for up to 4 people costs $125.
  • What if I want to go heli-skiing or cat-skiing?
    We don’t blame you! Alaska is known for its world-class heli-skiing and cat-skiing, and Alyeska is a prime jumping off point for such adventures. Alyeska offers both through Chugach Powder Guides, visit https://alyeskaresort.com/product/heli-skiing-cat-skiing-tours/ to view options and pricing.
  • Can you guarantee my bedding preference?
    Bedding preferences (1 king or 2 doubles) can be requested in advance of your arrival, but is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed until check-in. Alyeska will do their best to accommodate your request.
  • Is there a fee if I book my stay over the holidays?
    Yes, a holiday supplement of no less than $30/night will be applicable for hotel stays that occur anytime from December 20, 2020 to January 2, 2021, as well as March 5-15, 2021. This supplement will be paid directly to the hotel.
Testimonials
Top notch skiing without the burdens of waking up early, altitude, expensive lift tickets and crowds. Also amazing views of the ocean, WHILE SKIING! What else could you ask for???? I'm sorry to anyone who would prefer that these details remain a secret. You have to get to this place and experience it for yourself.
David
Trip Guest
Alyeska is quite the pleasant discovery and essentially the only major lift served ski area in Alaska. The best reason to visit Alyeska is to combine it with some backcountry touring in the Chugach, either leg-powered or if your wallet permits, via helicopter.
Method
Trip Guest
Absolutely loved the snow, the people... and my God, have you skied lately under insanely gorgeous dancing northern lights???
Shae
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