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As November turns into December we are all reminded that it’s the most wonderful time of year once again…WINTER! During the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas there is a lot to do; between traveling, visiting friends and family, cooking, squeezing in some work here and there and of course skiing ...Read More
Kent “want to pet my puppy?” May With marriage out of the way Kent is following the age old stall tactic of delaying having kids by just getting a dog instead. He won the kids vs. dog argument with the astute observation that no infant has ever successfully rescued anyone ...Read More
Thursday, November 28 is going to be a busy day at Alyeska. Not only is it OPENING DAY for the ski resort, but lots of people also choose to skip the kitchen stress and celebrate their Thanksgiving holiday with us. The Pond Café Thanksgiving Buffet is sold out for all ...Read More
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*
Opening Day for Winter 2013/14: November 28, 2013
Open Daily from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm
Tram resumes summer 2014 service on May 16
|Scenic Foot Passenger Rates|
|Senior (70 & up)||$10|
|5 & under||Free|
|Guests with advance reservations
at Seven Glaciers
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.