Girdwood and the surrounding backcountry offers some of the best skiing terrain on the planet. Alyeska Ski Resort was voted #1 for snow in North America by Skiing Magazine.
Mount Alyeska is friendly to snowboarders, providing two terrain parks for those tricksters out there. And bring your big board to ride the deep powder.
Cross country skiers have over 30 miles of untracked trails to explore. There are groomed trails for cross country and skate skiers throughout Moose Meadows. Or break your own trail on one of Girdwood's many hiking trails.
Get out and explore the trails on snow shoes. Guided snow shoe expeditions are run every day in the winter for those who want to explore the winter wonderland on foot.
With the abundance of glaciers around Girdwood, dog sledding is available year-round. Mush along the edge of a snow-covered glacier with the help of an experienced guide.
Heli & Cat Skiing
Guided helicopter and snow cat riding are available as well. Let Chugach Powder Guides take you to the powdery slopes of your dreams.
Turnagain Pass is a popular spot for snowmachiners, or contact Glacier City Snowmobile Tours, and let them show you around the backcountry.
Explore the beauty of the Chugach and Prince William Sound in an airplane or helicopter. Land on a glacier or fly over completely isolated wilderness areas.
Alaska Wildlife Center
See magnificent wild animals up close at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a nonprofit organization that takes in orphaned or injured animals. Get close to grizzly and black bear, moose, bison, and bald eagles.
Instructional climbing excursions designed for interested fit people with little or no climbing experience are available to the adventurous just down the highway from beautiful Girdwood, Alaska.
A 60-passenger aerial tram is operated by Alyeska Resort in the summer. The tram rises over 2000 ft from the valley floor, offering spectacular views of the Chugach Mountains, Turnagain Arm and the Girdwood Valley from the summit of Mt. Alyeska.