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September 12, 2009 7:53 AM | Alaskan Photo Tours

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Alaska ski holidays

Alaska, which has always been a source of wonder and mystery, has some of the best skiing in the world, and the Alyeska Resort is one of the best ski resorts in the state. With a maximum altitude of 2751 meters and a vertical drop of 2501, the area receives an average of 631 inches snow every year.

Although this is some of the best skiing in the world, you would not find the slopes overly crowded, and there is no long lift lines. There are nine lifts, including six chair lifts and two surface lifts and one cable car line. There are 68 tracks for beginners, intermediates and experts, most of the trails designed for intermediate skiers.

Night time skiing is allowed, which makes your ski experience adventurous and exciting. You will see snow capped mountains, hanging glaciers, and of course, the famous Northern Lights. This resort is ranked number nine of the twenty top five ski trips murderer by Ski Magazine.

The season begins at the Alyeska Resort in mid November and runs until mid-April. This area of Alaska boasts the longest daytime areas in the United States, with approximately sixteen hours of light each day in April. During December, however, there are only about seven hours of light that makes night skiing will be necessary if put in the time you want to spend on the slopes.

The Alyeska Prince Hotel is the place to stay. Here you can enjoy elegant rooms and excellent restaurants. Nightly entertainment is also available. Other nightlife venues in the area and which are not associated with the Hotel.

If the interests of pipeline, visiting Glacier Park is a necessity pipe absolute. With two lanes of terrain and a drag lift, everyone in the family like to spend time at the tubing park.

The Alyeska Terrain Park is a must for snowboard enthusiasts. Other winter activities that can be enjoyed around the Alyeska Resort include flight seeing, skiing, walks Sea cruise, dog sledding, ice climbing, back country skiing, mountaineering and polar bear viewing.

At the station Alyeska, the winter holidays may ultimately be experienced. Brave the elements, and then return to the hotel for some pampering. Get a taste of what Alaska is really like, and what skiing is meant to be. There are activities for the whole family to enjoy, and there are many area attractions to be enjoyed as well. This really is an impressive family skiing holiday in winter.

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