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Sitzmark Opens with Deschutes Beer Dinner
October 28, 2015

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Beer is great. Some call it the nectar of the gods, monks used beer to mix the mortar required to build their monasteries and the term “Rule of Thumb” came from brewers who would stick their thumbs in beer to [...]

Sitzmark Opens with Deschutes Beer Dinner,

Get Fit. Ski Stonger.
October 13, 2015

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Twelve ounce curls will only get you so far in preparation for ski season, to really get in shape for upcoming winter season you need to work on your fast twitch muscles, balance muscles and core as well as leg [...]

Get Fit. Ski Stonger.,

Lez Zeppelin Rocks Pirate-Themed Halloween
October 09, 2015

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For this year’s Halloween party at the Alyeska Daylodge the most important question may not be what should you dress up as but rather what’s your favorite Led Zeppelin song? If I had to choose from their extensive library I’d [...]

Lez Zeppelin Rocks Pirate-Themed Halloween,

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Alyeska Aerial Tram

The Alyeska Aerial Tram is a seven-minute scenic ride from The Hotel Alyeska to 2,300 ft in elevation and the top of Mt. Alyeska. From the Tram, you can see miles in all directions – including views of the Turnagain Arm, up to seven “hanging” glaciers and endless peaks deep into the Chugach Mountain range. Don’t forget to look down! Moose and bear sightings are common, too.

Enjoy the Views

At the Upper Tram Terminal, there is an observation deck providing even more breath-taking panoramic views of majestic mountains, hanging glaciers, sparkling streams, towering spruce, and an array of wildlife. The observation deck is a perfect place to enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch or beautiful evening sunset. Telescopes are also available along the deck. The Glacier Express Restaurant located in the Upper Tram Terminal offers hearty, casual fare. Purchase a Tram+Lunch Combo at the Tram Ticket Office for an easy lunch-time option and great savings!

Scenic Foot Passenger Rates   Tram+Lunch Combo Rates


Senior (60-69)$17Senior/Military$25
Senior (70 & up)$10Student (13-18)$25
Military$17Child (6-12)$16
Student (13-18)$17Child (5 & under)$7.50
Child (6-12)$10
Child (5 & under)Free  
Guests Dining at Seven GlaciersFree           
Girdwood Resident (after 5 pm)$10  
Summer Tram Season Pass (all ages)$150  

These are sightseeing only prices. For skiing and snowboarding see lift ticket or season pass pricing. 


You can reach the Tram Ticket office at 907-754-2275.

* Tram schedule subject to change

For up-to-date reports, stay in touch with the Alyeska Tram & Lifty Crews. 

Tram Stats

  • Maximum Speed: 26 miles per hour (42 kilometers per hour)
  • Average Time: 4 minutes in the winter and 7 minutes in the summer
  • Capacity: Each of the two cars holds a maximum of 60 persons. The maximum in the winter is 800 persons per hour.
  • Elevations Lower Tram Terminal: 306 feet (93 meters)
  • Upper Tram Terminal: 2,334 feet (711 meters)
  • Vertical Rise: 2,025 feet (617 meters)
  • Length of Span: 3,869 feet (1179 meters)

Tram Operating Schedule*

  • May 6 to 26, 2011: Friday to Sunday (conditions permitting)
  • May 27 – October 2, 2011: 9:30 am – 9:30 pm
  • October 3 -23, 2011: 10 am – 6pm
  • October 24 – November 22, 2011: closed for maintenance
  • November 23, 2011 – April 29, 2012: open for ski season

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