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Alyeska Resort, Girdwood Alaska

GUEST SERVICES

Whether this is your first visit or you’re drawn back by the beauty of the untamed wilderness around us, The Alyeska Resort offers travel planning expertise and guest services through our knowledgeable and friendly Concierge staff.

As your key to a great Alaskan adventure and local Girdwood information, our Concierge staff can help with travel plans, transportation and logistics, as well as make recommendations and reservations on where to eat.

WHAT TO PACK FOR ALASKA

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 here at Alyeska Resort is characterized by long summer days with temperatures in the high 60’s and winter temperatures in the mid 20’s.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Temperature 20°F 26°F 32°F 43°F 54°F 63°F 66°F 65°F 57°F 41°F 28°F 20°F
-7°C -3°C 0°C 6°C 12°C 17°C 18°C 18°C 14°C 5°C -2°C -7°C
Daylight 8:29 10:58 13:52 16:20 19:55 24:00 21:36 17:41 14:25 11:17 8:24 7:22

Winter Packing List

Summer Packing List

PACKING necessities

Packing necessities for all season Alaska Travel

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Hotel Alyeska or Black Diamond Club?

While on the slopes, you will see people using alpine skis, telemark skis, snowboards, and other snow play equipment such as snow skates, snow bikes and adaptive ski gear. You will see skiers of all levels – from beginners enjoying their first day on the slopes to expert skiers with years of experience. It is always your responsibility, regardless of the equipment used or the level of skier that you are, to be courteous to others and to be aware that skiing safely makes the ski slopes safer for all of us.

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.