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All Things Bike at Alyeska!
August 22, 2014

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Riding bikes is fun; uphill, downhill, on dirt, on pavement on nice sunny days and on rainy days. Bikes are all-around awesome. Go ahead; try to be in a bad mood on your bike. You can’t if you’re doing it right. If you can then there’s something seriously wrong with ...Read More

All Things Bike at Alyeska!,



2014 Alyeska Climbathon – Climbing for a Cause
August 12, 2014

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The rules are simple, climbers have ten hours to hike up Alyeska’s North Face Trail, ride the tram down and repeat as many times as possible. Sounds easy right? Well, maybe the first couple of laps are. The 7th annual Alyeska Climbathon is taking place from 9 a.m. to 7 ...Read More

2014 Alyeska Climbathon – Climbing for a Cause,



7th Annual Blueberry Festival August 9 & 10
August 01, 2014

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7th Annual Blueberry Festival, The Most Fun you can Have with Blueberries in Alaska Blueberries, Mother Nature’s homemade fruit snacks grow right here in our back yard. These delectable little treats are perfect for pancakes, baked goods or, how I prefer them, in the raw for snacking. They’re a staple ...Read More

7th Annual Blueberry Festival August 9 & 10,



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Alyeska Aerial Tram

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 on our aerial tram rides, 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 lunch or beautiful evening sunset. Telescopes are also available along the deck. In the summer months, you can also enjoy exploring, berry picking, watching the paragliders launch, and even hike on a glacier.

Aerial Tram Schedule Summer 2014*

May 22 - September 28
Open Daily from 9:30 am - 9:30 pm

September 29 - October 2
Closed

October 3 - 5
Open 10 am - 6 pm

October 6 - 9
Closed

October 10 - 12
Open 10 am - 6 pm

Tram closed for annual maintenance: October 13 - November 26, 2014

November 27
Open daily through ski season

Scenic Foot Passenger Rates Tram Ticket Dine & Ride Ticket
(Includes $20 credit at Bore Tide Deli)
Adult $25  $35
Paraglider  $25  n/a
Senior (60 - 69) $22  $32
Senior (70 & up) $15  $25
Military $22  $32
Student (13 - 18) $22  $32
Child (6 - 12) $15  $25
Child (5 & under) Free  n/a

Guests with advance reservation 
at Seven Glaciers

Free  n/a
After 7 p.m. $15  n/a

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

Please Note: Dogs are not allowed to ride up the tram, but if you hike up the mountain with your dog, we are happy to transport both of you back down to the base area. Please be aware that your dog MUST be inside one of the provided kennels for the duration of the tram ride down. 

* 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

hage_stahlastramWhether 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 Bore Tide Deli located in the Upper Tram Terminal offers hearty, casual fare.

Tram Facts
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.

Tram Stats

  • Maximum Speed: 26 miles per hour (42 kilometers per hour)
  • Average Time: 4 minutes in the winter and up to 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.
  • Elevation 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)


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