Built in the late 1890's, this mining camp has produced over 45,000 ounces of gold, one of Alaska's richest gold mines. Pan for gold after a quick demonstration and see if you're lucky enough to find a nugget or two at the creek. (Approximately 3 miles from Girdwood)
This wildlife rescue center is a great local attraction. Learn about local species and see the injured and orphaned wildlife in its facilities located on the shores of Turnagain Arm. Each year, the center rescues moose, deer, bears, and even bison! The largest bison is named "Big Boy", and he weighs over 1 ton! (Portage Glacier)
Flightseeing and heliskiing are popular ways to see the gorgeous mountain range, offering you spectacular and unique vantage points.
Dog sledding is still a major part of Alaska and Alaska history and Iditarod veterans offer dog mushing rides and tours in the Chugach National Forest.
Of course, there is also the resort's premier skiing facilities, which includes 6 chair lifts, one high-speed tram, a ski lodge and a four-star restaurant.
River rafting, horseback riding, jet boating, fishing, golfing, canoeing and kayaking are just a handful of the many summer activities in Alyeska.
For the brave, there's even rock climbing and paragliding! Alyeska is full of outdoor activities for both visitors looking for relaxation and those looking for adventure.
Bear viewing tours are available in Alyeska, giving you the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe Black and Brown bears in their natural habitat. See bears as they swim and fish in the lakes and rivers, witness grizzlies playing with their young or catching salmon as they "shoot" up rocky falls. Along the way you may even see Beluga whales, Trumpeter swans and moose.
The Alyeska Ski Corporation was founded in 1954, and the first chair lift and day lodge was opened in 1959. The Roundhouse ski lodge and ski patrol station at the top of the mountain began construction in 1960, and is still standing today. It has been at various times owned by local ski aficionados, a French businessman and avid skier, and more recently, a Japanese railroading company.
The resort's official website.