Alyeska Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 8 Beginner
  • 40 Intermediate
  • 28 Advanced
  • 18 Expert
With an average annual snowfall of 631 inches, non –existent lift lines, diverse terrain and unparalleled views, Alyeska is the Great Land and more! Mt. Alyeska offers 2,500 vertical feet of terrain. There are wide open bowls, and long top-to-bottom runs that are sure to please the intermediate, while tree-lined runs are ideal for the beginner. Boasting 2,000 ... vertical feet of lit night time terrain and the most spring daylight hours in the United States make skiing and snowboarding at Alyeska a unique ski or snowboard adventure. Snow-capped mountains, hanging glaciers and dancing northern lights make Alyeska Resort a winter wonderland where adventures abound. Alyeska Resort was named by Skiing Magazine as the Number 9 in the 25 Killer Trips in November 2002! It was Ranked #1 in Snow and #6 in Steeps. In November 2003, Alyeska Resort was rated #19 in North America in the Top 25 Poll! In October of 2007 Alyeska was rated #6 by Skiing Magazine on its list of top ski resorts in the country. Alyeska is a true world-class resort in Alaska. Read more

Alyeska Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Alyeska Operations


Plan to Open 11/24

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 9

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 76

Weekend Hours


Alyeska Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

250 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

2,500 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

3,939 ft

Alyeska Ski Pictures and Photos

Alyeska Logo
Alyeska Trail Map

Alyeska Reviews & Tips (17)

Great option for tickets... lifts dont start until 11 am in April. Conditions great at top.
Alyeska review written Apr 14 2015 - 09:42 AM
John Advanced Skier
Liftopia tickets were good during March holiday period so the tickets saved me about $25 mid week $35 on the weekend!
Alyeska review written Mar 20 2014 - 01:03 PM
Mike Advanced Skier
Alyeska honors the 3 day consecutive ticket that I bought from Liftopia for 3 out of 5 days!
Alyeska review written Mar 20 2014 - 12:58 PM
Mike Advanced Skier
Liftopia offers a 1-day, 2-day & 3-day lift pass with good savings. Alyeska offers open bowl skiing/boarding with steep wide runs. They have night skiing from Thursday to Saturday. I have not seen a resort with that many acres of night skiing, even the tram is running. Unfortunately due to the lower than average snowpack, the North Face and other inbounds steeps were closed. Go check out Alyeska and make a picture for yourself!
Alyeska review written Feb 27 2014 - 02:30 PM
Patrick Kruegel Advanced Snowboarder
Definitely dress in layers and bring a backpack. When riding the north face, you will experience a wide range of temperatures; if you're freezing at the top, you will probably be sweating at the bottom. Was there last week with 3 days in the resort and 2 on snow cat. Chugach Powder Guides (snowcat and heli) are highly recommended! Despite the allure of heli, the snowvcat takes you into more difficult and varied terrain. Standby is a good way to go if you're flexible ($100 cheaper than a standard reservation).
Alyeska review written Mar 04 2013 - 08:22 AM
Tim Beginner Snowboarder
It has been along time since I've been there ,but this place offers alot of terrain/ even the brand spankin new.can go at least to the Roundhouse ,and get down,I taught my nephew from Florida to ski there ,he was 7 years old ,,after 2 trips down he had the Idea ,I got a $250.00 coupon ( citation ), because I hiked all the way up to the top of a ridge ,above a closed Avalanche zone ,,There was so much POW there ,I could not resist,,The Ski cops caught up at midway and gave me my COUPON,,,they at least didn't pull my ticket to go have some more fun,,,I skied xtremely fast ,never broke anything,,I remember Taking a lower leg cast off ,It snowed Heavy in Anchorage ,Thursday-Friday,,,Friday morn ( 3 Am ) I cut the cast off and went to the MOUNTAIN,,,My Doctor was amused at why My cast was gone ,,,He was there also,,,Great place !!!
Alyeska review written Nov 24 2012 - 07:16 PM
mike Dyas Intermediate Skier
Spring skiing at Alyeska rocks! Nothin' but blue skies, snow devine!
Alyeska review written Apr 12 2012 - 02:43 PM
beth Intermediate Skier
Amazing trip, 14" new snow christmas chute was awesome! Snowed all day long. Dress in layers it was sunny in Anchorage and dumping in Girdwood, weather changes all the time.
Alyeska review written Mar 29 2012 - 05:40 PM
Scotty Advanced Skier
Totally awesome!
Alyeska review written Mar 09 2012 - 02:17 PM
Colin Advanced Skier
Enjoyed my time at Alyeska. Nice blue runs. No groomed blacks that I know of. It had snowed about 2 feet during the two days before I skied there so a combination of the new snow and perfect temperatures made for good morning and early afternoon skiing. Lighting was more difficult later in the afternoon. While there aren't necessarily a lot of groomed runs, there's a nice amount of area that is in bounds that is available. When the weather was clear it was a good view from the top looking out at the Turnagain and mountain range surrounding the ski area. Went on a Tuesday (2/28/12) and it was not packed at all. Locals are a pretty friendly lot. Only bummer was that I was stuck in Seward due to a poor choice on rental car and the amount of snow that fell the previous two days. So, if you're renting a car and buying lift tickets ahead of time, don't lose a day by going cheaper on the car rental...
Alyeska review written Mar 01 2012 - 10:13 PM
Brian Intermediate Skier
For a midweek ticket, Liftopia is literally the BEST deal you can get on a pass. This was verified by the ticket counter, yet so few people seem to know about liftopia up here (as compared to Colorado where I used to live). For the weekend, apparently Costco and Groupon have some 2-for-$60 specials. Blues here can be steeper, more narrow, and more challenging than any of the Summit County, CO resorts. I prefer the big bowls (black diamonds) of Summit to the bowls here because they are bigger in CO, and the black diamonds in AK are harder than those in CO. But, on a weekday you may have it practically all to yourself! Most important thing: When we get huge dumps in Girdwood, they often have to close down the resort early/open late, or not even open at all - this mountain is steep enough that there is a lot of avalanche control that needs to get done, and even the daylodge is technically in the avi path. Also, we tend to lose power often during huge snow storms. You won't get stuck on the lift (they have emergency generators) but it could put an end to your day. If the resort doesn't open at all, they should allow you to use your liftopia pass on another day; but if it is open for just part of the day, I don't think they have to honor that (but I'm not sure). I usually wait until the night before to see just how much of a storm we are getting, then I buy my pass if I think it won't affect opening/closing time of the resort.
Alyeska review written Jan 27 2012 - 01:47 PM
LAS Intermediate Snowboarder
Don't pre-buy too early!! It was dumping snow, two days later freezing cold and the top of the mountain was closed down. Could have bought the same ticket cheaper at the resort (but wouldn't have, who wants to do groomers in negative weather).
Alyeska review written Jan 20 2012 - 04:05 PM
Sunny Advanced Snowboarder
I wish I could get to some of these beautiful places. But so far Im limited to the southeast. $$$$ Dont laugh, we do have some good winters here, short window....also beautiful Appalachian Mtns. Would love to see some liftopia deals in the Mid- southeast Us Appalacian Mountains Thanks
Alyeska review written Dec 06 2011 - 11:30 AM
Mike Intermediate Skier
Actually Alyeska has a good price on lift tickets. The big mountains in CO seem to be about $20 or $30 more. Alyeska doesn't get the volume of people as the states, so it seems to me they have done a good job keeping the prices low.
Alyeska review written Jan 08 2011 - 12:00 PM
Mike Advanced Skier
If you are renting, the price is great, but the wait is terribly long. I learned to ski on this mountain years ago and moved back here after 17 years of being gone. The place has certainly grown. Many more options on ski areas than when I was young. I can understand opening at 10:30 only because of the time of sunrise, but at the same time, can't they just turn on the lights they use for night skiing and open earlier? Would be nice. Lastly, price is pretty high, but again, they do have the best skiing option available within an hour of Anchorage, so it's to be expected.
Alyeska review written Dec 30 2010 - 02:21 PM
Shane Paulsen Intermediate Skier
I agree that it is overpriced, but that is simply to do with living in Alaska and the fact there are no other comparable resorts in the state, leaving them able to choose their own prices. The resort however is one of the finest in north america. There are so many pieces of natural, ungroomed, steep terrain that size doesn't seem to be an issue. And when outer areas are open, there is nothing that really can beat a 7-10 min run of double black diamond natural terrain, with only a 15 min tram ride. Lines are only bad on opening and holidays.
Alyeska review written Nov 17 2010 - 10:56 AM
Nathaniel Advanced Snowboarder
This is a great place to ski!
Alyeska review written Nov 12 2008 - 08:46 AM
Bill Advanced Snowboarder

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