Hotel Alyeska  (1:41)

The Alyeska Resort Aerial Tramway is a seven-minute ride to a viewing deck with breathtaking panoramic views of mountains, hanging glaciers, streams, spruce, and an array of wildlife. Enjoy a relaxed midday picnic or beautiful evening sunset on Mt. Alyeska's observation deck, 2,300 feet above sea level. Telescopes on the Glacier Terminal viewing deck intensify what Conde Nast Traveler Magazine rated the best view of any U.S. ski resort. Enjoy hiking, exploring, berry picking, and paragliding, and even hike on the glacier.

Though run at full speed during the winter, the tram is operated at half speed in summer, allowing ample time to enjoy the natural beauty of Alyeska Resort. The tram operates two cars on a counterweight system-as one cable car goes up the other cable car comes down.

Maximum Speed: 26 miles per hour (42 kilometers per hour)
Average Time: Winter: 4 minutes, Summer: 8 minutes
Capacity: 60-passenger maximum per car. 800 passengers per hour maximum in the winter.
Elevation of Lower Tram Terminal: 306 feet (93 meters)
Elevation of Glacier Tram Terminal: 2,334 feet (711 meters)
Vertical Rise: 2,025 feet (617 meters)
Length of Span: 3,869 feet (1179 meters)

What to Bring

  • Binoculars and camera are a must.
  • Dress in layers.

Getting There

Alyeska Resort
1000 Arlberg Avenue
Girdwood, AK 99587

By Car: From Anchorage, head south out of Anchorage on the Seward Highway. Take a left onto the Alyeska Highway and follow it to the T-intersection at the base of Alyeska Ski Resort, take a left, and follow the road for about a mile until it ends at The Hotel Alyeska. The tram and the tram ticket office can be accessed from within the hotel, or from the outside along the rear left side of the hotel (as you're looking up at the mountain).

Driving Directions

Prices & Dates

Season May 17 - Sept 20
Rates Tram Ticket Prices // Adult | $35
Senior (60 - 69) | $25
Senior (70 & up) | $18
Military | $25
Student (13 - 18) | $25
Child (6 - 12) | $18
Child (5 & Under) | Free
Guests with advance reservation at Seven Glaciers | Free
After 7 p.m. | $18
Hours May. 17 - Sept 20 | Daily, 10am - 6pm

Photos

Alyeska Resort Aerial Tramway