Ski Alaska

To ski Alaska, enjoy some heli-skiing, or snowboard Alaska appeals to the types who enjoy a less-commercialized skiing experience. After all, with all the ski resorts in North America, why travel so far away to ski Alaska? Their loss is your gain. When you ski Alaska or snowboard Alaska you are treated to short lift lines and open slopes. Here are some of the great places to take an Alaska ski vacation.

Alyeska Resort: The Ultimate Alaska Ski Vacation

The Alyeska, located in Girdwood resort was voted as one of the top 25 ski resorts by Ski Magazine. It has a well-earned reputation for being an excellent family resort. Alyeska also has a reputation for having one of the best Alaska snowboard parks.


  • Vertical drop: 2,500 feet
  • Summit:3,939 feet
  • Lifts: 9
  • Trails:68
  • Longest run:10,560 feet
  • Annual snowfall:720 inches
  • snowmaking:37%
  • skiable area:1,000 acres

Alaska Ski Vacation at Moose Mountain

Moose Mountain has over 1,250 feet of vertical, and terrain that varies from beginner slopes at Moose Meadow to the steep and deep black trails North Slope. Due to Moose Mountain’s southern exposure, the area is shielded from the prevailing Northeasterly winds, and thus receives hours of sun each day. In general, Moose Mountain temperatures average 20 to 30 degrees warmer than in town the town of Fairbanks.

  • Base Elevation: 680 ft
  • Summit Elevation: 1,987 ft
  • Vertical Drop: 1,307 ft
  • Skiable Area: 200 acres
  • Annual Snowfall: 70 in
  • Longest Run: 7,920 ft
  • Snowmaking: 0 %
  • Number of Lifts: 14

Eaglecrest Ski Area

Eaglecrest is a community-owned ski area which is located 12 miles from downtown Juneau on Douglas Island. The ski and snowboard season at Eaglecrest runs from early December through mid-April. Eaglecrest is often called the “best little ski area in the world.”

Eaglecrest is home to downhill skier Hilary Lindh, who was the silver medalist in the Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France. Eaglecrest is also the home mountain of Joe Tompkins, a mono-skier on the U.S. Disabled Ski Team. Most of the terrain is suitable for beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders.


  • Base Elevation: 1,200 ft
  • Summit Elevation: 2,600 ft
  • Vertical Drop: 1,400 ft
  • Skiable Area: 640 acres
  • Annual Snowfall: 300 in
  • Longest Run: 10,560 ft
  • Snowmaking: 6 %
  • Number of Lifts: 4
  • Uphill Lift Capacity: 2,600 per hour
  • Types of Lifts: 1 Tubing Lift, 1 Surface Lift, 2 Double Chairs
  • Number of Trails: 31

Alaska Snowboard Parks at Alpenglow at Artic Valley

Alpenglow is famous for its Alaska snowboard parks. Snowboarders love the half pipe.


  • Base Elevation: 2,500 ft
  • Summit Elevation: 3,900 ft
  • Vertical Drop: 1,400 ft
  • Skiable Area: 320 acres
  • Annual Snowfall: 250 in
  • Longest Run: 4,545 ft
  • Number of Lifts: 4
  • Uphill Lift Capacity: 3,200 per hour
  • Types of Lifts: 1 Tow Rope, 1 T-Bar 2 Double Chairs

Whether you are looking for excellent Alaska snowboard parks or you just want to cruise the blues, Alaska is a great place for a winter vacation.

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