Alyeska Ski Holidays

Alaska - the last frontier of the snowsports world. If it isn't already on your bucket list, it should be. Epic powder, unrivalled heli-skiing, the Northern Lights, plus the unique beauty of the Alaskan wilderness. It's the trip of a lifetime.
Andy Knights
Sales Supervisor - North America
Alaska - the last frontier of the snowsports world. If it isn't already on your bucket list, it should be. Epic powder, unrivalled heli-skiing, the Northern Lights, plus the unique beauty of the Alaskan wilderness. It's the trip of a lifetime.
Andy Knights
Sales Supervisor - North America

Summary

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Beginner
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Average: 4 (1 vote)
Intermediate
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Average: 4 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Non-Ski Activities
  • Quick Transfer Time

Steeper and deeper, with incredible heli-skiing - Alyeska is for powder lovers who crave a wilderness experience with life-changing potential.

On average, Alyeska receives more than sixteen meters of snow each season. The hike-to terrain is awe-inspiring and, from February onwards, CPG operate daily heli-skiing departures for chutes and bowls in the Chugach Mountains. 

Northern Lights sightings are common in winter and, come springtime, Alyeska sees up to 14 hours of sun each day. Undoubtedly a resort for advanced skiers, the inbound steeps include North America’s longest double black diamond.

The Sitzmark bar is the best place for après drinks with the locals. To experience more of their region, we recommend book a dog sledding or snowmobile trip across the Alaskan wilderness.

A real once-in-a-lifetime experience, you could combine your Alyeska ski holiday with other resorts and US cities for a truly incredible Last Frontier Ski Safari.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Alyeska Resort Guide

Make the most of your Alyeska ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

Season
November - April
Nearest airport
Anchorage
Direct flight
No, 1 stop
Transfer time
40 minutes
Transport
Transfer
Elevation
3,939 ft
Vertical drop
3,200 ft
Avg snowfall
54 ft
Ski area
1,610 acres
Ski lifts
9
Runs
76
Grade
37% advanced
52% intermediate
11% beginner

Maps

Resort Map

Accommodation

Hotel Alyeska is the resort’s main accommodation option, with ski-in ski-out access, on-site restaurants and a spa. Having stayed here ourselves, we can genuinely say that the facilities are first-rate - the front desk will even wake you up on request when the Northern Lights put on a good show.

We’ve hiked, carved and heli-skied in Aleyska, as well as sampled its restaurants and après bars, so call our experts to plan your adventure.

Featured accommodation

  • Close to Slopes
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ski-in Ski-out
  • Spa
Surrounded by mountain peaks, hanging glaciers and spectacular ocean views, the Hotel Alyeska is in a stunning location and offers a luxurious ski-in ski-out base.

Reviews

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28/03/2017 Dave Williams

The resort has limited skiing but is set in the most stunning situation, and there are a lot of activities and things to do. Heli Skiing in Alaska is incredible, as well as snow mobiling. The town is reachable by free bus service and offers lots of variety

07/03/2016 Nicky Hudson

Weather conditions were interesting when we arrived - rain down low and very flat light on the mountain but lots of snow (heavy snow). The weather continued being unsettled so the helis were on hold. In fact they had 10 days on not being able to fly. However, with everything crossed and prayers to the good snow and fair weather gods a window started to open on Monday and the girls on the Chugach desk in the hotel were great and made sure Stuart and I got up on Tuesday (our last day). What can I say... it’s not often I’m speechless!! Jaw dropping. It was like learning to ski all over again, the snow was unbelievable and the views... I could go on and on, but you’ve been there you know just what I mean. It is going to be so difficult to convey to people just how amazing the experience was. OMG we’ve been heli-skiing/snowboarding in Alaska!! The Chugach staff are great, they really know their stuff.

29/07/2015 Jamie

We had a great time on our trip to Alyeska, a small resort with the most insane in-bounds terrain I've ever seen. There are some faces that were accessible that would test even the most advanced skiers. We had one great powder day on our first day, plenty of sunny days, a great non-ski experience kayaking at Seward. The highlight of our trip was a day riding with the Chugach Powder Guides. Without a doubt the best day's skiing of my life. Alaska is truly a unique experience, not just a ski holiday, it really is a trip of a lifetime.

Holiday ideas

News

Mammoth Sign Buried January 2017  © Jayson Smith

JanuBURIED - Record Snowfall in North America

3rd February 2017 - Craig Charley

January was a record-breaking month for snow, with some resorts receiving over seven metres. While Canada didn't have as many powder days as the USA last month, over a metre of fresh snow is forecast before Tuesday in British Columbia. Read our January snow report for all the best photos and videos...

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21st October 2016 - Craig Charley

The ski season is now just weeks away! While a handful of resorts are already offering limited glacier skiing, most will be fully open by the end of November. Two weeks ago we took a look at the first snowfall photos across the USA, now the rest of the world is catching up. Most notably, Whistler...