Nordic skiing has deep-roots in this region of the state. The extensive world-class trail system in Anchorage features over 130 km of trails. Anchorage is home to three-time Olympian Kikkan Randall, just one of the seven Nordic skiers who made the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. For a trail map of Anchorage Trail System, and the latest grooming/trail reports visit the Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage website.
Here in Girdwood, we have five kilometers of groomed trails for classic and skate skiers as well as numerous meadows offering spectacular tour skiing. From The Hotel Alyeska, guests can conveniently access the trail system in Moose Meadows. Located just outside the hotel main entrance, Moose Meadows is an open expanse with groomed trails for outdoor adventures including Nordic (cross country) skiing, biking, and skijoring. The meadow is also a great place to snowshoe and capture beautiful mountain photos. Trail maps are available at the Concierge and Front Desk. Update Nordic trail information is available on the daily mountain report.
TRAIL UPDATES – Girdwood has a NEW 5K ski-only trail system being constructed just north of The Hotel Alyeska. This new trail system offers spectacular rolling terrain to compliment the meadows. For further information, and updates on grooming and trail maps visit the Girdwood Nordic Ski Club website.
Guests can rent a complete Nordic Ski Package including boots, poles and skis at the Alyeska Rental Shop located on the 2nd floor of the hotel.
Nordic/Cross Country & Snowshoe Rentals
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Glacier Valley Trekker
Travel through snowy meadows and silent rainforest of Girdwood’s Glacier Valley. Local trails vary from virgin powder to single track and wide open groomers. Ski Trekking is a stable and simple combination of cross country skiing and snow shoeing. Backcountry boots and trekking skis, cross country skis or snow shoes are provided depending on conditions and requests. Professional guides offer instruction and naturalist interpretation along the way. Tour time is 2 hours.
Departs: Daily at 10:00am and 2:00pm
Rates: $199 per adult / $99 per child 8-12
Portage Glacier Trekker
Cross-country ski to the blue ice face of Portage Glacier. Towering walls of ice and dramatic views of mountains and glaciers await you on this guided trek through the Portage Valley and the Chugach National Forest. Tour time is 4 hours. Available starting January 15, conditions permitting.
Departs: 9:00am and 2:00pm
Rate: $159 per adult / $139 per child 8-12
Offered by Alaska Backcountry Access
To reach Concierge, please call 907-754-2108 or email for more information. The Concierge Desk is located next to the Front Desk at The Hotel Alyeska.