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Alyeska Aerial Tram 

Tram Hours | Monday - Sunday   10:30 - 5:30pm.

Ticket Office Hours | Monday-Friday 9:30 - 5pm, Saturday-Sunday 9 - 5pm.


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 for 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 Mountain Station, 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 Naste 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.

Ticket Office Hours - Winter 2019

Ticket Office Hours | Monday-Friday 9:30 - 5pm
Saturday-Sunday 9 - 5pm.

For more information, call 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. Discounted tickets may require ID/proof of age.

Scenic Tram Foot Passenger Rates

Scenic Foot Passenger Rates Tram Ticket Dine & Ride Ticket
(Includes $20 credit at Bore Tide Deli)
Adult $35 $45
Senior (60 - 69) $25 $36
Senior (70 & up) $18 $25
Military $25 $36
Student (13 - 18) $25 $36
Child (6 - 12) $18 $25
Child (5 & under) Free n/a
Guests with advance reservation 
at Seven Glaciers
Free n/a
After 7 p.m. $18 n/a

Summer Foot Passenger Tram Pass 

$300 n/a


Enjoy the Views

Whether you are looking for a half-day hike or a scenic place to grab lunch, the 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 to get eager skiers on the slopes.  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)