Quite possibly the most fun thing to happen to summers in Alaska since the invention of the float plane and the fly rod has to be the Alyeska Bike Park which just so happens to be starting up its fifth summer of operations June 19, 2015! The 2015 season in ...Read More
Peter Rowan Headlines Fiddlehead Festival and Sitzmark Concert Mark your calendars for June 6 & 7 and plan on being at the hotel courtyard for Alyeska’s FREE annual Fiddlehead Festival event celebrating the beginning of another fantastic Alaskan summer. The Fiddlehead Festival takes place from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. ...Read More
May Packages Make it Easy to Enjoy Alyeska The month of May is great. It’s a changeover period between the hecticness of the winter season and the beginning of summer tourism, fishing season and outdoor activities under the midnight sun. Yes, May can be a little bit of a slower ...Read More
At the head of Portage Valley, about twelve miles south of Alyeska Resort, at the end of scenic Turnagain Arm, lies the Begich Boggs Visitor Center.
Living glaciers continue to carve the landscape and shape the life on the Chugach National Forest. Built on the remnants of a terminal moraine left by Portage Glacier, the Visitor Center is staffed with Forest Service interpreters available to answer questions, assist with trip planning, and provide programs on the historical and natural wonders of the valley.
The award-winning film, "Voices from the Ice" is shown hourly and provides a spectacular view of many glaciers and wildlife. The Visitor Center currently houses exhibits demonstrating "glaciers on the move" with insight into the retreat of Portage glacier. Although Portage Glacier is no longer visible from the Visitor Center, due to its retreat, the face of the glacier is still partially in Portage Lake.
Hiking trails are available in the area, follow signs in the parking lot area.
Open weekends only in the winter season.
From late May to mid-September, open daily 9 am to 6 pm. Only a 15-minute drive from the hotel.
There is a film exhibit that shows every hour, at twenty past the hour. Learn about glacier formation and other geological history through visual exhibits. Also available is a one hour cruise to Portage Glacier.
Portage Glacier Cruise
Departs daily at 10:30 am, noon, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:30 pm