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Great American Taxi is Back!
February 08, 2016

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While it is inevitable that life will slow down after the holidays, you can always count on The Sitzmark to keep things moving and keep the momentum going strong. February is another month of some amazing music to keep you [...]

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Leftover Salmon is Back at The Sitz!
January 21, 2016

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Leftover Salmon may be one of the best jam bands to hit AK, and they are back at the Sitzmark for a 3 Night Set this upcoming weekend.  This revolutionary jam band originates out of Boulder, CO and has been [...]

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Legendary Band, Moonalice, Rocks the Sitz
January 08, 2016

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Moonalice is a psychedelic, roots-rock band of seasoned musicians mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. Everyone is a part of the experience and the music inspires dancing and other [...]

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Portage Glacier

portageglacier_insetAt 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.


Begich-Boggs Visitor Center portage_vc

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
Rates:

  • $29 per adult
  • $15 per child 12 years old and younger


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