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Winter activities in Girdwood Alaska

Girdwood is Alaska's winter wonderland with endless powder to accommodate your choice of winter sport. Mount Alyeska receives an average of 742 inches per year on its summit, offering some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world. With 1,400 acres of terrain, Alyeska has slopes for everyone from beginners to extreme pros.

Get lift tickets at Hotel Alyeska, which is just down the road from Timberline Drive B&B. The hotel has rental equipment for those lacking essential winter gear.

Sleep in before your big day of skiing because the lifts don't open until 10:30 am. Alaska's extreme northern latitude makes for short winter days, but Girdwood's proximity to salt water makes those winter days relatively mild. And don't forget to look into the sky on those clear nights for a phenomenal display of the aurora borealis, Alaska's northern lights.


Alyeska Resort Snow Report

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.


Alyeska Resort
Snow Report

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.

X-Country Ski

Ski Rental

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.


Guided Snowshoe Tours
Snowshoe Rental

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.

Dog Sledding

Winter Dog Sledding

Dog sledding is available year-round in Girdwood. Moose Meadows has a groomed trail especially for dog mushing.


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.


Winter Snow Machining
Snow Safaris

Snow machining is available year-round. Turnagain Pass is a popular spot for snowmachiners, or contact Glacier City Snowmobile Tours, and let them show you around the backcountry.

Flight seeing

Alpine Air

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.

Wildlife Center

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.

Ice Climbing

Ice Climbing
Rock Climbing

For the adventurous, instructional climbing excursions are offered and designed for interested, fit people with little or no climbing experience.

MT. Alyeska Tram

Alyeska Tramway

A 60-passenger aerial tram is operated by Alyeska Resort in winter and summer. The tram rises over 2000 feet from the valley floor, so you can enjoy spectacular views of the Chugach Mountains, Turnagain Arm and Glacier Valley from the summit of MT. Alyeska.

Eat & Drink

Chair 5 Restaurant
Double Musky Inn
Alyeska Resort
Jack Sprat
Silvertip Grill

Maxine's Bistro

There are plenty of great places to eat in Girdwood . From fine dining to takeout, there is something for all tastes and budgets.


Most activities are very popular with limited spaces available, and it pays to book in advance.


Timberline Drive Vacation Rentals (formerly Bed & Breakfast) / Girdwood and Alyeska Vacation Rentals
923 Timberline Drive
Girdwood, Alaska 99587

Phone (907) 301-4013
E-mail: timberlinerentals@gmail.com




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