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Blueberry Festival

August in Alaska means there’s still plenty of summer left to enjoy at Alyeska Resort. One of the best ways to get outside and spend time with your family is by picking blueberries, celebrating blueberries and being surrounded by like-minded blueberry enthusiasts in the Chugach Mountains! These delectable little morsels pack a flavorful punch and luckily for us, they grow plentiful on Alaska’s mountains. Stay the night at Alyeska and take advantage of the annual Blueberry-themed event with vendors, live music, a pie-eating contest, a kid zone, and of course, berry picking!

New for 2023, the festival location is shifting from the hotel to the Daylodge base area. Parking is limited, so please consider carpooling to the festival. Please leave your dog at home.

Enjoy one of the most anticipated weekends of the season without the drive!  Book the Blueberry Festival Package and enjoy:

  • Overnight accommodations at Alyeska Resort
  • One (1) voucher redeemable for a blueberry pie at Forte Restaurant host stand (pie will be packaged to go)
  • Two (2) tickets for the Alyeska Aerial Tram




Dates: August 12- 13
Times: 11am – 8pm
Pie Eating Contest: 3:45pm both Sat & Sun


Live Music schedule


12:30-2pm Mario Carboni

2:15-3:45pm Zen Trembles

3:45-4:15pm Pie Eating Contest

4:30-6pm Nick Anthony Band

6:30-8pm Denali Cooks



12:30-2pm Mario Carboni

2:15-3:45pm Jim Lewin & Diana Z w/ Barry Sless

3:45-4:15pm Pie Eating Contest

4:30-6pm Stone Atlas

6:30-8pm Cold Country



Alyeska Resort is partnering with Little Bears Playhouse at Blueberry Festival! Proceeds from sightseeing chairlift rides on Ted’s Express during the festival will help support our local non-profit early learning center. Chairlift rides will be available for $10 from noon – 6pm on Saturday & Sunday.

Little Bears Playhouse is also hosting a RUN WILD! youth mountain run on Sunday at 10am. Parents are welcome to run with their children. Animal costumes encouraged. Runners dressed in costume will be entered into a raffle for special prizes! Registration starts at 9am at the Daylodge.


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Alyeska is a large mountain with difficult and dangerous terrain and skiing and riding are dangerous sports.  We do our best to inform guests of the possible hazards associated with snow sports. We do our best to mark hazards and dangerous terrain appropriately. We also actively open and close certain areas of the mountain often due to Snow Safety considerations, ski conditions, or darkness

Our beginner ski zones and high skier traffic areas are important to us and we refer to these areas as “Slow” zones. We label them as such on our trail maps and with signs and banners as you ski through each of these areas. We encourage guests to ‘Go with the Flow’ in these areas, ski only as fast as the skier next to you. Our least favorite part of the job is to be the police on the mountain. We do our best to keep an eye on people skiing around to ensure everyone is skiing safely and within their limits.

Alyeska has set Enforcement Guidelines based on the Skier Responsibility Code and Mountain Safety Concerns for behavior on the mountain. When an individual crosses these lines, we have to step in and be the police, and we have no tolerance for unsafe behavior at Alyeska. We have a relationship with the Department of Natural Resources and due to this relationship we issue DNR citations to individuals in violations of certain rules. In addition to loss of lift privileges and fines we also require all ‘violators’ to take the Mountain Education Test, a tool used to help educate.