Spring time is a relatively short season in Alaska. The cold of winter seems to last forever, then before you know it, the snow is melted and the flora of south central AK is growing. One barely notices this transformation because of mild temperatures and lots of rain, which is ...Read More
Face it, mom has taken care of you and put up with you for as long as you’ve been around. This includes making you countless breakfasts, lunches and dinners not to mention snacks, birthday cakes and holiday meals. Sunday May 12 pay her back with a brunch at Alyeska Resort’ ...Read More
Alyeska Resort and Midnight Sun Brewing Co. are hosting a special beer dinner at the Aurora Bar & Grill. The evening will be featuring five beers paired with Chef James Davison’s four-course dinner. Space is limited! The Menu Greet Beer Snowshoe White Belgian Wit Alaskan Fried Oyster Fallen Angel Belgian ...Read More
The Aerial Tram will be closed for maintenance and repair until May 23
The Alyeska Aerial Tram is a three-to-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! In the summer months, moose and bear sightings are common, too.
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. Conde Nast Traveler rated Alyeska ~ "Best view of any U.S. ski resort." The observation deck is a perfect place to enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch or beautiful evening sunset. Telescopes are also available along the deck. In the summer months, you can also enjoy exploring, berry picking, paragliding, and even hike on a glacier.
Tram Operating Schedule*
Closed for Annual Maintenance from April 22 - May 22, 2013
Open May 23 from 10 am to 6 pm
May 24, 2013 - September 29, 2013
Open Daily from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm
|Scenic Foot Passenger Rates|
|Senior (70 & up)||$10|
|5 & under||Free|
|Guests with Advance Reservations at Seven Glaciers||Free|
You can reach the Tram Ticket office at 907-754-2275.
* Tram schedule subject to change. To ensure ample time for you and your group to enjoy your visit, we encourage you to arrive with at least an hour prior to closing times.These are sightseeing only prices. For skiing and snowboarding see lift ticket or season pass pricing. Discounted tickets may require ID/proof of age.
Enjoy the Views
Whether you are looking for a half-day hike or a scenic place to grab lunch, the Aerial Tram and Upper Tram Terminal is the perfect spot. The Glacier Express Cafe located in the Upper Tram Terminal offers hearty, casual fare.
The Alyeska Tramway, designed by Von Roll Tramways, Inc. of Switzerland, has a regenerative drive system. AC power is converted to DC, allowing the tram to operate at varied speeds – slow for scenic rides and fast for powder days.
In the winter, the tram operates at full speed. In the summer, the tram is operated at half-speed, allowing ample time to enjoy the natural beauty of the area and to spot wildlife. The tram operates two cars on a counterweight system -- as one car goes up the other car comes down.
For up-to-date reports, stay in touch with the Alyeska Tram & Lifty Crews.