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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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Dog Sled Tours

The history of dog sleds in Alaska runs deep. A visit to the last frontier isn't complete without a true dog-sledding experience. During the summer, guests can still partake in the excitement of dog sledding - on a glacier! A perfect combination - spectacular glacier views and adorable Alaska Husky puppies - make for an adrenaline-filled outing.

All tours listed below can be booked through Alyeska's Concierge Desk: 907-754-2108. The Concierge Desk is located next to the Front Desk at The Hotel Alyeska.

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Glacier Dog Sledding

Alpine Air mushing point of viewGo out on a glacier-based dog sled tour right from the hotel.  The tour starts from the Girdwood airport, at Alpine Air Alaska's hangar, where they suit you up for a snowy glacier. Don't forget your sunglasses and camera! Next up is  a spectacular helicopter flight through the Chugach Mountains to a remote glacier high-camp.  Experience the enthusiasm of Alaskan Iditarod Huskies while mushing on an alpine snowfield.  Guests will have a chance to drive or ride the dogsled while taking in the grandeur of Punch Bowl Glacier and the Chugach Mountains. The Dog Camp is managed by the Seavy family, renown for raising teams of Iditarod champions. You will learn all about the dogs, a musher's lifestyle, and the famous Iditarod trail. This tour includes plenty of photo opportunities of you driving a dog team surrounded by glaciers and mountain peaks, cuddling with puppies and dressed up like an Iditarod musher!
Alpine Air dog on igloo

  • Available May 21 – August 31
  • Tour is 2 hours total with 1½ hours on the glacier  
  • Departs: 8:30 am, 10:15 am, 12 noon, 1:45 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:15 pm
  • 2-person minimum/6-person preferred maximum (larger parties can be accomodated with advance notice)

Offered by Alpine Air Alaska 


Iditarod-Classic Sled Dog Summer Tours

chugach_express_summer_tourThis tour provides the most intimate and comprehensive look into the world of sled dogs, the Iditarod Sled Dog Race and the simple life of the Alaskan homesteader. Meet Dario Martinez who has run the Iditarod trail nine times. Hear the stories, cuddle puppies, witness sled dogs' enthusiasm and take a ride! It's an experience you will never forget - guaranteed. Family-friendly, multi-lingual, informative, fun and personable. All levels of fitness welcome. A must do!

  • Tour is 1.5-2 hours
  • Departs: 10am and 3pm
  • Free shuttle from The Hotel Alyeska
  • Tour accomodates up to 20 people. Larger parties can be accomodated with advance notice.

Offered by Chugach Express


Ididaride Tour

This tour offers guest a wonderful opportunity to learn about the epic Iditarod race and actually ride behind a world champion dog team in the summer. The tour starts with a visit to the Seavey Homestead in Seward, home to three generations of the mushing Seavey family. One of the local guides will take you on a truly Alaskan adventure. Experience the excitement and power of an Iditarod dog team as you mush two miles through spectacular Alaskan wilderness on comfortable wheeled sleds, including pausing for photos in beautiful Box Canyon.  Then cuddle with adorable Alaskan Husky puppies, dress as an Iditarod musher, and enjoy incredible stories from the trail. 

  • Tour is 1½ hours
  • Departs: 8:30 am, 10 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 6 pm
  • Free shuttle to/from Seward to the Homestead
Ididaride Full-Day Tour

For the best way to see Seward in one day, try this tour. First, visit historic downtown Seward, one of the oldest communities in Alaska. See first hand the effects of the 1964 earthquake and stand in awe of Mt. Marathon, home of the second oldest foot race in the United States. Then visit the famous “Mile 0” of the Iditarod Trail, and learn why Seward was  once the “gateway to Alaska.” Next, watch for moose, bear, mountain goats and spawning salmon along the way to beautiful Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park. Here, a short walk on a nature trail leads directly to the face of the glacier. Local guides will point out native flora, help spot wildlife, and explain the rapid melting of the glacier.  Refuel at the Resurrection Roadhouse which features fresh, local seafood or one of many other excellent entrees. The views from this beautiful restaurant are awe-inspiring. Top off your day with a visit to Seavey’s Iditarod Racing Kennel, where guests will enjoy VIP status on the Wilderness Sled Dog Ride & Tour. At the end of the day, a driver will return guests to their respective hotels, cruise ship or railroad depot. 

  • Tour is 6 ½ hours
  • Departs daily from the Alaska Railroad Seward Depot at 11:15 am
  • This tour is fully guided by life-long Alaskans and includes all transportation to/from Seward, fees, tickets and meals. 

Offered by IdidaRide Sled Dog Tours 


 

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Or, call Alyeska's Concierge Desk at 907-754-2108.



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