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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 and even hiking on a glacier.

2016 Aerial Tram Schedule*

May 19 - September 18, 2016
Open Daily, 9:30am - 9:30pm

September 19 - October 10, 2016
Open Daily, 12:00pm - 7:45pm

October 11 - November 23, 2016
Closed for Bi-Annual Maintenance

November 24, 2016 (Tent.) - April 16, 2017
Open Daily, 10:30am - 5:30pm

Purchase tram tickets at the Tram Ticket Office on the 2nd floor of the Hotel Alyeska.

Ticket Office Hours

May 19 - September 18, 2016
Open Daily, 9am - 9pm

September 19 - October 10, 2016
Open Daily, 11:30am - 7:30pm

October 10 - 31, 2016
Open Weekends, 11:30am - 7:30pm

November 1 - November 23, 2016
Seasonal Closure

November 24, 2016 - April 16, 2017
Open Daily, 10am - 5pm

Scenic Foot Passenger Rates Tram Ticket Dine & Ride Ticket
(Includes $20 credit at Bore Tide Deli)
Adult $25  $35
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.

* 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 & Bar 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)