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  1. Entire condo
  2. Girdwood
Beautiful condo with custom touches & mountain views

 

ﺩ.ﺇ301 per night
  1. Entire condo
  2. Anchorage
Girdwood studio apartment at base of Alyeska

Come take a break from reality and immerse yourself in tranquil Girdwood. Located at the base of Alyeska Resort, this studio apartment is close to multiple restaurants, the local ski and bike shop, and the Girdwood Transit shuttle stop. Take the Winner Creek extension trail to the hotel and enjoy a day at the Nordic Spa or rent a bike, explore the local trails, and enjoy a beer from Girdwood Brewing afterwards! Whatever experience you are looking for, Girdwood has it.

ﺩ.ﺇ441 per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Girdwood
Cozy cabin with private hot tub, quiet location blocks from the resort & trails

 

ﺩ.ﺇ635 per night

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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Anchorage
A cozy condo on Mt Alyeska in Girdwood Alaska!
ﺩ.ﺇ497 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Anchorage
Beautiful home w/ an updated kitchen, wood stove, & furnished deck
ﺩ.ﺇ501 per night
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  2. Girdwood
Girdwood Getaway
ﺩ.ﺇ1,138 per night
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  1. Entire condo
  2. Anchorage
Slopeside studio condo. Fantastic location!
ﺩ.ﺇ432 per night
  1. Entire condo
  2. Girdwood
Charming, dog-friendly condo w/ mountain views & a wood stove - ski-in/ski-out!
ﺩ.ﺇ481 per night
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  1. Entire home
  2. Anchorage
Heart of Girdwood, close to the Resort & Downtown
ﺩ.ﺇ711 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Anchorage
Studio at base of Alyeska
ﺩ.ﺇ526 per night
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Girdwood
Comfortable and Cozy Girdwood Cabin
ﺩ.ﺇ887 per night
  1. Entire condo
  2. Anchorage
Newly renovated Girdwood ski in condo
ﺩ.ﺇ464 per night
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  1. Entire chalet
  2. Girdwood
Stellar Blue Chalet, Sleeps 6+, pets on approval.
ﺩ.ﺇ1,154 per night
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  2. Girdwood
Girdwood mountainside 1BD apartment
ﺩ.ﺇ551 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Anchorage
Studio condo, steps from ski lifts & Mountain Base, w/ mountain-view balcony.
ﺩ.ﺇ419 per night

Your guide to Alyeska

All About Alyeska

Set among south-central Alaska’s untamed wilderness on the eastern edges of Glacier Valley, Alyeska Mountain is a towering geological formation overlooking the small community of Girdwood. The mountain area lies under an hour from the metropolitan center of Anchorage, making Alyeska a popular wintertime destination for locals and visitors who want to take to the slopes on one of Alaska’s only ski hills — which is also one of the highest-rated ski destinations in the country.

The dense coastal rainforests surrounding the mountain bring hikers, mountain bikers, and adventurers from far and wide during the summertime, when the snow has dissipated and the rugged Alaskan interior opens up for exploration. In the nearby community of Girdwood, you’ll find restaurants, breweries, cabin rentals, and outfitters offering equipment rentals for travelers taking on the Chugach Range. For even more adventure, consider hiking Portage Valley, or kayaking on Portage Lake to the base of the nearby glaciers.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Alyeska?

The extremes of Alaska’s far northern climate are in full force in Girdwood and on Alyeska Mountain. The summers consist of long, warm days — often approaching 20 hours or more of daylight — that provide excellent conditions for exploring the rainforests, wild rivers, and rugged terrain of the Kenai Peninsula. Conversely, the winter months are long, dark, and frigidly cold, with dozens of feet of snow accumulating throughout the season on the valley floor and the mountains. Short transitional seasons offer brilliant displays of spring blossoms and vast swaths of golden forests in autumn.

Regardless of the season, however, it is wise to pack a waterproof jacket and several layers, because rain is a constant presence in the area. It can get chilly even in the summer, depending upon where you are on the mountain. Several festivals and events occur throughout the year in Girdwood, independent of the seasonal conditions. The Alyeska Slush Cup, for instance, is a capstone to the ski season held in April that sees costumed skiers try their best to skim a pond at high speeds.


What are the top things to do in Alyeska?

Upper Iditarod Trail

Around three miles long, this section of the iconic Iditarod Trail was used by gold miners to travel between backcountry mines and the coastal communities. You can find a trailhead along Crow Creek Road, four miles northwest of town. Today, the route is popular with hikers and mountain bikers looking to challenge themselves in the depths of the Alaskan wilderness.

Portage Valley & Glacier

Portage Glacier once extended the entire length of the 14-mile-long Portage Valley, but climatic fluctuations have broken it into several smaller, but still vast, glaciers. The nearly ten-story-tall, six-mile-long Portage Glacier can be accessed by boat via Portage Lake; you can sign up for a cruise to learn all about the area’s history and geology. You can also explore the valley by hiking or mountain biking — the five-mile Trail of Blue Ice, which connects many of the glaciers, is an unforgettable experience.

Round House Historical Museum

Sitting at 2,280 feet, this octagonal mountaintop museum showcases the history of Alyeska Mountain and Girdwood, with photo exhibits covering mining, skiing, and the frontier era. The 1960s former warming hut is now on the National Historic Register, and the views of the towering mountain peaks are spectacular. The museum is accessible year-round by tram or, in winter, ski lift.

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