When you book your ticket to Alyeska Resort in Alaska you might be focused on the big mountain experience that has been bringing adventurous skiers and snowboarders to the southwestern section of Turnagain Arm since 1959 but you will be pleasantly surprised once you arrive by the small town experience enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.
Here’s a quick review of the best spots to visit while at Alyeska followed by a badass ski video to remind you what is possible inbounds at Alaska’s best ski resort:
Bore Tide Deli
The Bore Tide Deli has a fresh new look after a recent model but the quality cuisine and spectacular vistas remain the same. The Bore Tide Deli offers panoramic views of Turnagain Arm, the Chugach Mountain Range, and seven “hanging” glaciers while you feast on sandwiches, soups, salads, chili, wraps, and snacks. A truly memorable way to enjoy a meal at 2,300 feet above the Turnagain Arm. MENU HERE
Girwood Brewing Company
If some tasty brewdogs are what the doctor ordered after a day skiing the pristine slopes of Alyseka make sure head down to Girdwood Brewing Company nestled in scenic Girdwood, Alaska. The surrounding views will let you’re mind wonder as you enjoy fresh, flavorful craft beer from their 10 barrel Premier Stainless brewing system.
Girdwood Brewing Company strives to use local ingredients, hire locals, and give back to the community. Their beers are packaged in kegs to reduce waste in landfills and self-distributed to cut down on transportation costs. Make sure head to Girdwood Brewing Company for some suds with the loc dawgs.
Stizmark Bar & Grill
The Sitzmark is that classic local hotspot for mountain town entertainment where everyone inevitably ends up by night’s end. You’ll quickly learn to just call it The Sitz and head there for delicious burgers and over a dozen beers on tap. Built in the 1970’s The Sitz has been able to hold on to the nostalgic feeling of what the après ski bar should be: a place where live music, good beer and dining, and great friends all come together to reflect on an incredible day on the slopes.
Live music every weekend during ski season. Ski, ride or wander on in – open daily at 11 am. Alpine good times:
….oh yeah and there’s some pretty good skiing too. Check out what Bobby Brown got into in Alyeska: