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Updates
9th Annual Blueberry Festival is HERE!
August 16, 2016

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Blueberries, Mother Nature’s fruit snack grown right here in our back yard. These delectable little treats are perfect for pancakes, baked goods or, how I prefer them, in the raw right off the plant while I’m on a hike. They’re [...]

9th Annual Blueberry Festival is HERE!,



Pretty Gritty and Dead Winter Carpenters Kick-off August Music at the Sitzmark
August 05, 2016

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Free music, check. Fun events like trivia and paint night, check. Add that to the “Best Deck in Girdwood” and you have a recipe for good times for the rest of the summer! The Sitzmark is open Friday to Sunday [...]

Pretty Gritty and Dead Winter Carpenters Kick-off August Music at the Sitzmark,



Great Musical Talent Coming Up at the Sitz!
July 25, 2016

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The Sitzmark Music Scene just keeps getting better and better this summer, and August is no exception.   Every Saturday night the Sitzmark holds FREE concerts at 10pm, featuring a new band each week.  The Good Time Travelers will be hitting [...]

Great Musical Talent Coming Up at the Sitz!,



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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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