Anchorage Ski Areas
The area around Anchorage boasts some world-class downhill skiing. Visit one during your winter visit, or plan a ski trip with stops at them all!
Ski Areas In and Near Anchorage
Alyeska Resort, just 40 minutes south of Anchorage in Girdwood, features terrain for all ski levels and exceptional resort amenities, as well as stunning ocean and mountain views. Skeetawk is located 90 minutes from Anchorage in the Talkeetna Mountains - an area popular with backcountry skiers now accessible to more snowsports lovers. Arctic Valley and Hilltop Ski area are both right in Anchorage's backyard.
When to Book Your Anchorage Ski Trip
Enjoy optimal conditions from late November to March/April (depending on snowfall) and sometimes even into May.
Most ski areas offer rental packages. But if you'd prefer to rent gear that you can keep with you throughout your trip, connect with The Hoarding Marmot in Anchorage.
South of Anchorage View All
45-55 minute drive from Anchorage
Alyeska Resort is famous for its downhill skiing and snowboarding for a reason — it’s truly world-class, featuring tons of snow, steep mountains, and views that stretch on forever. But there are a ton of other winter activities that make Alyeska an epicenter for winter adventure. Go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing on one of the area trails; or head off into the backcountry with a guide for some heli- or cat-skiing; try a snowmobile excursion; ...more
North of Anchorage View All
50 - 90 minute drive from Anchorage
Ski or snowboard in this community ski area set in the Talkeetna mountains, 90 minutes north of Anchorage and 25 minutes from downtown Palmer. Hatcher Pass has always been a place backcountry skiers flocked to, but Skeetawk makes the great terrain available to even more snowsports lovers.