The Best Ski Areas in Alaska

Exit Glacier in the mist of Alaskas stunning Kenai Fjords National Park
Exit Glacier in the mist of Alaska's stunning Kenai Fjords National Park
Kelly Bradshaw

The wildest state in the US is known for its dramatic and varied terrain of wide-open spaces, mountains and forests. Alaska is, simply put, home to some of the most scenic ski spots in the world. Here is a list of the best places to ski in Alaska, including some incredible landscapes.


1. Alyeska Resort

Resort, Hotel

Situated near three national parks, the Chugach Mountains and the Kenai Peninsula, Alyeska Resort is a magnificent place for skiing and boasts a large range of other activities and facilities. With the longest continuous double black diamond ski run in North America, Alyeska Resort is the ultimate skiing establishment. Described as a premier year-round resort destination, Alyeska Resort proudly displays modern décor with rich Native influences.

2. Mendenhall Glacier

Natural Feature

Mendenhall Glacier | © Joseph/FlickrA huge glacier around 13.6 miles long in the heart of the glacier of Mendenhall, this skiing area offers an impressive 38 major glaciers and magnificent blue icebergs, as well as a forest and a range of mountains, creating an admirable landscape. With several trails, waterfalls and salmon streams, Mendenhall Glacier is also home to varied wildlife including black bears, bald eagles and porcupines, making it the ideal place to visit for skiing enthusiasts hoping to catch a glimpse of Alaska’s incredible mammals.

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