Spring time is a relatively short season in Alaska. The cold of winter seems to last forever, then before you know it, the snow is melted and the flora of south central AK is growing. One barely notices this transformation because of mild temperatures and lots of rain, which is ...Read More
Face it, mom has taken care of you and put up with you for as long as you’ve been around. This includes making you countless breakfasts, lunches and dinners not to mention snacks, birthday cakes and holiday meals. Sunday May 12 pay her back with a brunch at Alyeska Resort’ ...Read More
Alyeska Resort and Midnight Sun Brewing Co. are hosting a special beer dinner at the Aurora Bar & Grill. The evening will be featuring five beers paired with Chef James Davison’s four-course dinner. Space is limited! The Menu Greet Beer Snowshoe White Belgian Wit Alaskan Fried Oyster Fallen Angel Belgian ...Read More
Alyeska Resort celebrates the great Alaskan outdoors and rich cultural heritage of the region throughout the year with our signature events. With an abundance of outdoor activities, Alyeska is the perfect backdrop for weekend festivities. Visitors can combine adventures inspired by Mother Nature with a full calendar of Alyeska Resort events.
Fiddlehead Music Festival (June 1 & 2, 2013)
This weekend features fiddle-pickin' great music plus arts & crafts and kids' activities. Music from noon to 7 pm in The Hotel Alyeska pond courtyard.
Blueberry Festival (August 10-11, 2013)
A celebration of the lush blueberry season, this family-oriented outdoors event features over two dozen arts & crafts booths in The Hotel Alyeska Pond Courtyard, as well as live music and all the blueberry concoctions you can try. Blueberry picking and eating is encouraged; find your own secret stash.
Fungus Fair (August 30 to September 1, 2013)
Just in time for prime mushroom picking season, Fungus Fair is a multi-faceted weekend of forays, naturalist presentations, outdoor concert, culminating with a Fabulous Fungus Formal featuring multi-courses showcasing local fungus treasures. The event benefits the Girdwood Trails Committee.
North Face Climb-a-thon & Vertical Challenge (September 4, 2013)
For a show of Alaskan prowess, the Climb-a-thon & Vertical Challenge is designed for the toughest of the tough. Set on the new North Face Trail (2.2 miles top to bottom with 2,000 vertical elevation gain), racers head up the trail and download on the Aerial Tram for nine hours. The winner is the one who logs the most laps in the given timeframe. This year, the winner finished 11 laps—which equals the same elevation gain as climbing Denali in a day!
Oktoberfest (September 27-29, October 4-6 & October 11-13, 2013)
Three weekends! Autumn would not be the same without a festive atmosphere celebrating the many attributes of beer. All three weekends include authentic German fare, souvenir mugs, polka band plue live music by some of Alaska's favorite bands.
Spring Carnival (April 18– 20, 2014)
With one of the longest ski seasons in North America, Alyeska Resort embraces spring in typical Alaskan fashion. Spring Carnival takes advantage of the long days with extended hours of lift operations, great spring-skiing conditions, and Alyeska’s largest and most popular winter event, Slush Cup, where competitors dressed in zany costumes attempt to skim across a 90-foot long pool of freezing water. Other activities include the KWHL Costume Party, Idiot Swim, Dummy Downhill, XTRATUF Pull Tug-of-War, live music, and more!