Mysteries Alaska

November 23, 2009 3:49 AM | Alaskan Photo Tours

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Alaska Ski Vacations

Alaska, it's always been a source of awe and mystery, has some of the best skiing in the world, and the Alyeska Resort is one of the finest 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 of snow each year.

Although this is some of target = "_blank"> the best skiing in the world, you will not find overly crowded slopes, and there are 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 intermediate and advanced, with most of the trails designed for intermediate skiers.

Night time skiing is allowed, which makes your ski experience more adventurous and exciting. You will see snow capped mountains, hanging glaciers, and of course, the famous Northern Lights. This resort is ranked number nine twenty-murderer ski trips by Skiing 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 daylight – which makes night skiing is required if you are going to put in the time you want to spend on the slopes.

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

If the interests of pipe, then visiting the Glacier Park pipe is an absolute necessity! With two lanes of terrain and a drag lift, everyone in the family like to spend time at the tubing park. Alyeska Terrain Park is a must for snowboarding enthusiasts. Other winter activities that can be enjoyed around the Alyeska Resort include flight seeing, helisking, ocean cruising tours, sleigh by dogs, ice climbing, back country skiing, mountaineering and polar bear viewing.

In Alyeska station, the winter holidays may ultimately be experienced. Brave the elements, 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 sites and attractions of the area to be enjoyed as well. This really is an impressive family skiing holiday in winter!

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