Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city and is a gateway to several mountains, such as the Chugach, Talkeetna, and the Kenai mountains. The city is well-known for its cultural richness, including cultural sites such as the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Being near the mountains makes Anchorage an ideal city for ski areas. Read below for our pick of the top five ski areas.
Since 1962, Ski Land has been accepting guests to their park and lodge to see the scenery and ski. With the farthest chairlift in North America, there’s no place quite like it. Ski slopes range from beginner to advance level so it’s a great place to perfect downhill ski skills. If you stick around until nightfall, they have nightly viewings of the Aurora in the warmth of the lodge.
The non-profit Anchorage Ski Club runs Arctic Valley in Anchorage and is maintained solely through volunteers who love and believe in the outdoor activity of skiing. Every year, the annual Merry Marmot Festival takes place here with snowshoe races, tubing races, a Downhill Dummy Launch and much more. With music and dinner, it’s a great family atmosphere to warm the cold winter nights.