Or if viewing things upside down is your thing… | Photo: The Alaska Landmine | Cover: Ralph Kristopher

Skiing in Alaska is like nowhere else in the lower 48. Massive terrain spills into the sea, the famous spines of the Chugach range erupt out of the lower peaks, and the Aurora Borealis lights up the night sky like a 4th of July fireworks show– except it’s the dead of winter. All these make Alyeska Resort one of the most scenic ski destination in the entire world.

 Top 3 Lookouts @Alyeska

The Cook INlet

Seaside shredding may seem like a novelty relegated to the remote provinces of Norway or New Zealand, but you don’t have to leave North America to shred above the ocean. Scope the legendary Cook Inlet (known for some of the most extreme tides on the planet) from Alyeska’s Glacier Bowl.

The upper Valley [Seven Glaciers restaurant

If some ski runs are sacred, the spines of the Chugach are cathedrals. Take some time to worship by visiting Alyeska’s Upper Valley, where skiers and riders can see all seven glaciers that surround the ski area to the north & south. If you’ve want to have a luxury meal with some of the best views in ski country, don’t hesitate to make a reservation at the Seven Glaciers Restaurant.

Roundhouse Museum

Listed as a place of historical significance by the national register, the Mt Alyeska Roundhouse is one of the oldest buildings in the area and is also home to a museum that  boasts some of the best vistas in Alaska. Designed to give visitors a 360 view of the surrounding mountains, the Roundhouse is a must-visit for ski history buffs.


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