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Easter Weekend at Alyeska Resort
April 15, 2014

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Easter is a great holiday hands down. Celebrating with family over a delicious brunch, hunting for Easter eggs and catching the sunrise in the mountains during an early morning service is what this spring holiday is all about. Alyeska Resort is celebrating all weekend with activities and events for the ...Read More

Easter Weekend at Alyeska Resort,



Lucero Takes Over the Sitzmark!
April 02, 2014

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April at Alyeska Resort kicks off in impressive style with new snow and great music featuring Memphis based, alt country/rock n roll band Lucero. Lucero is many things, the base of which is centered on alt-country. With the base of alt-country they add a variety of rock styles including punk ...Read More

Lucero Takes Over the Sitzmark!,



The Best Week EVER!
March 15, 2014

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Seeing these plates, makes me happy. “This has been the best week of the season so far.” – Pistol Pete, local Alyeskan We woke up today experiencing malaise, long breakfasts, and some annoyance with our cars having been towed last night at the Bear’s Tooth Grill.  We got the cars back by ...Read More

The Best Week EVER!,



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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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