Ski Alaska

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Ski Alaska, USA


If you are looking for something a bit different how about Alaska?  They speak English and currency is the US Dollar.  Skiing in Alaska may be perceived as too cold and extreme and not everyone’s cup of tea but it has a variety of terrain that can satisfy any level of skier, as well as the excitement of heli- skiing and a guaranteed abundance of snow.  


For those who wish to avoid the crowded and more glamorous slopes of the many ritzy resorts, skiing in Alaska may be the answer.   As well as downhill and cross country skiing you may want to have a try at heli skiing and dog sledding.  Other resorts in Alaska include Alpenglow, Hilltop, Moose Mountain and Mount Evak.


Alyeska Resort

Alyeska Resort is located approx. 40 miles south of Anchorage.  The area offers acres of terrain for all levels of skier and average snowfall of approx. 630 inches.  This is the place for you if you don’t like to queue for the lifts.  With fantastic views, open bowls, a terrain park and tree-lined beginner runs.  There is also 2,000 vertical feet of terrain for night skiing.    Alyeska is also a summer resort.


Eagle Crest Ski and Snowboard Park

Eagle Crest Ski and Snowboard Park is located 12 miles from Juneau and approx. 18 miles from Juneau Airport.  This is not an actual resort, but a ski area with good skiing.   The area receives plenty of snow and fresh powder.  The terrain includes open bowls, steep runs, a tubing hill and terrain park.