Alyeska Resort

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Alyeska resort

Overall

4.3

Located within an hour of Anchorage, Alaska's biggest ski area sits at a surprisingly low elevation just under 4,000 ft but with 700 in of annual snowfall, we're not complaining. While there's not a ton of beginner runs, there is enough variety to keep intermediates and above in heaven. In fact, the legendary expert steeps and extreme terrain here makes for the any daredevil's paradise! Best of all, the resort is a perfect warmup for your AK heli-skiing trip!

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Alyeska Resort Reviews

Very Good

3.9 / 5

based on 12 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Dec 02, 2017
PFPeter F.
advanced skier
This Alaskan resort may not be large, but it more than makes up for it with a consistent supply of fresh pow. No crowds or lift lines to be seen when we were there in late January which was a very pleasant surprise. Will definitely be returning!... More
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Nov 21, 2017
KRKyle R.
expert snowboarder
Go for the views. The resort is gorgeous and easily accessible from Anchorage. On drawback is the snow usually isn’t great but I got lucky with one epic powder day on my trip. The night skiing was great and the locals were beyond cool. This resort is a must visit for anyone who enjoy true mountain culture. ... More
Average!

3.2 / 5

Nov 17, 2017
JLJames L.
advanced snowboarder
Although great for advanced skiers and riders. Alyeska's terrain and conditions leave it difficult for families and beginners to ski. Steep terrain with lack of easy trails and usually icy conditions make this a dangerous resort. Access from Anchorage is a 45 minute car only drive along a beautiful but often treacherous highway.... More
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Nov 17, 2017
MRMichael R.
intermediate snowboarder
Since being in the military is stressful this resort is a short drive from fort Richardson and is my favorite resort in the world. Can't wait to see what Colorado offers ... More
Good!

3.7 / 5

Nov 17, 2017
RSRobby S.
expert skier
Absolutely beautiful resort. Skiing while viewing the ocean is amazing, and something everyone should see. This resort is well worth the trip. The tickets are reasonably priced, and the hotel is pretty as well.... More
Good!

3.7 / 5

Nov 09, 2017
KMRKenneth M R.
expert skier
Alyeska is my home resort that has great terrain and is typically uncrowded. From fun chutes to wide open speed runs from the top to the bottom, Alyeska is special.... More
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Nov 05, 2017
RSRyan S.
expert skier
Great resort. Amenities are just what you need. Terrain is challenging enough for expert skiers but is also accessible to beginners and intermediates. I’ve had great experiences. Would highly recommend.... More
Very Good!

4 / 5

Oct 29, 2017
BBryant
Alyaska is one of the best expert skiing area when it is fully open. Unfortunately Alaska weather is unpredictable at best. Sometimes you get snow, sometimes rain. It’s an amazing place though for the views.
Superb!

5 / 5

Jul 11, 2011
SSergei
Beautiful, great snow, family oriented, much cheaper than any Colorado resort, and not crowded at al
Very Good!

4 / 5

Sep 30, 2009
JJoanmarie
Aside from the excellent snow conditions,the breath taking beauty,and the great equiptment, Alyeska resort is staffed by some of the most proffessional and courteous folks you could ask for.the accomidations are great and the food is wonderful.I spent a year in Alaska and frequented Aleyska routinely.