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Alyeska Resort, Girdwood


Alaska is our greatest winter playground, and Alyeska Resort is Alaska's foremost and largest ski area. Snuggled up to the Chugach Mountains on Alaska's south central coast, just 40 miles south of Anchorage, experience the rugged mystique of Alaska as you are surrounded by luxurious amenities! Alyeska boasts a golf course, meeting space, fitness center and much more. Two of the resort's restaurants are perched at the top of Mt. Alyeska (think of the views!), accessible by tram. With an average annual snowfall of 750 inches, extra short lift lines and 2500 vertical feet of terrain accessed by 8 lifts and a 60-passenger aerial Tram, Alyeska truly offers a unique snow sports experience for everyone.

When the season (usually mid-November through mid-April) starts there are 1,400 total skiable acres and 68 runs with a total lift capacity at 10,300+ skiers per hour. Be sure to look for fabulous Ski & Stay and Romantic Getaway Specials on their website! 


 Writer’s note: This winter getaway is really different and I’m “dying” to go up there for a few months, not just a week or so! On Halloween they have a Mystery Train “Experience”. Take a train ride to a land where ghouls and vampires still wander. Travel high into the scenic Kenai Mountains for amazing views of Spencer Glacier and on to the haunted Hotel Alyeska in Girdwoodvania. The local lore claims that resident ghosts wander the shadowy hallways of the haunted castle. You are invited to stay the night and see if you survive the mysterious and scary events of the evening. Are you up for this frightening challenge? Enjoy FREE appetizers and a take pleasure in a cash bar along the way. Costumes worthy of Transylvania strongly encouraged. Tickets: $239 per person based on double occupancy. Upon arrival at the haunted Hotel Alyeska, guests will check in and the murder mystery officially begins with a vampire welcome reception, gruesome dinner and deathly dessert buffet. Find out “who dunnit” before the evening’s out.

This special package includes one-way rail/one-way bus Anchorage-Girdwood. A cash bar and complimentary appetizers during the train ride. One-night stay at The Hotel Alyeska, seated dinner, dessert buffet, and entry to the Halloween Dance Party included. Guests must be 21. Sounds like one howling good time!


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