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Let's face it, America's Last Frontier is more than amazing skiing, it's some of the best in the world. Alaska has 17 of the highest mountains in the U.S., the longest river in the U.S. at 2,000 miles long, and an estimated 100,000 glaciers. In addition, Alaska has over 6,500 miles of coastland. And as much as we love winter sports and activities, Alaska truly is one of our top vacation destinations.

Alaska is a great place for hitting a pipe, riding a rail, and skiing the slopes. Heli-ski action, snowboarding, snowcat rides, snowshoeing, bowls and chutes are available in Alaska for beginning and advanced skiers and riders. Winter vacations can be taken up a notch with heli-skiing. Instead of just driving to a resort, go and ski where only helicopters and snowcats can take you.

Resort Skiing

Alyeska Resort sits in the glacier carved valley of Girdwood, an hour east of Anchorage. To the west and north, the mountains of the Chugach State Park are home to 495,000 acres, the third largest U.S. state park. What a stunning view from the Alyeska Resort. Offering traditional ski and snowboard action, with an annual snowfall of about 631 inches and a vertical drop of 2,500 feet to rival any resort down "south" on the mainland. The 1,400 skiable acres and 73 runs offer something for every skier. The nine lifts keep you from waiting in lines, and the beginner runs keep new skiers from feeling intimidating or rushed; however most runs are designated for the intermediate skier.

Heli-Ski

Located just four hours from Alyeska, Valdez offers a top heli-ski destination for extreme skiers and outdoor enthusiasts who want to hit the powder without that resort and ski-lift mentality. Valdez’ heli-ski tours are for the advanced, expert skiers, who wish to experience 5,000 foot vertical drop over rough terrain and untamed snows. Experienced mountain guides lead small groups on heli-ski trips, with the only requirement being advanced ski skills and nerves of steel.

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Featured Blog Posts

Day Vs. Night

Most skiers live for the blue bird day. You know, that day when the sun transforms the snow into a blanket of blinding diamonds, when you need polarized lenses and sunscreen for first tracks, and when the sky puts on a crayon-box display of cobalt and indigo and robin’s egg and a thousand other indescribable  Read more ➝

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Alyeska Redefined

The powder piles up at Alaska’s largest ski resort, as Alyeska counts on a yearly average of 669 inches of the fluffy white stuff at the top, and 512 inches mid-mountain. The Chugach Mountain range resort boasts 76 trails over 1,610 skiable acres. Alyeska offers skiers and riders a broad spectrum of terrains from cruisy  Read more ➝

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Learn To Ski & Snowboard

It’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks, right? Learning something new can be uncomfortable… especially a new sport. Skiing can be mysterious if you have no clue what you are doing. This is why ski resorts across North America have come together and decided to offer lessons at a discounted rate for the  Read more ➝

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Five Reasons You Should Take up Snowshoeing

One of the best ways of beating the winter blues is to embrace the season. That is, get involved in fun winter activities. They will elevate your mood and make you look forward to the winter. One of the best activities is snowshoeing. Because of its popularity, you can snowshoe among other enthusiasts or find  Read more ➝

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Why is New Gear Important for Skiing and Snowboarding?

It’s hard to part with skiing or snowboarding gear you’ve used for years. Like old friends, you’re comfortable with them and you’ve shared many outings together. But all mechanical things wear out and eventually require replacement. Why can’t you continue using old and worn gear? Safety is the main reason. In addition, equipment technology has  Read more ➝

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5 Tips to Choosing

5 Tips to Choosing The Right Eyewear for Skiing Winter is finally back and the ski season begins once again! But before hitting the slopes, make sure you’re using the right eyewear. This piece of gear affects your comfort, ski performance, and health. If you aren’t satisfied with your current eyewear, these five tips should  Read more ➝

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Winter Ski Vacation Fun for Non-Skiers

The winter months are a great time for families to pack their bags and head to the closest ski lodge. Skiing is a great family activity, but there are plenty of other winter activities for non-skiers as well. North America is chock-full of national parks and wildlife tours. There are 59 listed national parks in  Read more ➝

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5 Amazing Health Benefits of Skiing

Skiing is a great way to have fun. But besides the fun part, skiing has many health benefits. Here are five of them. Strengthens Your Body When skiing, a lot of weight is put on your knees and legs. This strengthens your bones and joints and can help prevent painful conditions in the future. In  Read more ➝

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Ski Season Opening Days Guide 2017-2018

When the sound of autumn leaves crunching underfoot changes to packed snow, you can’t help but imagine fresh tracks on your favorite mountain. Even if you’re in an area that won’t see storms for weeks (or months), there are reminders that opening days are dropping: sports shop tune-up clinics, local gear swaps, and sweet deals  Read more ➝

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Tips for Women’s Cross Country Skis on a Budget

Renting cross-country skis is a good way to get to know what kind of skis you should buy. This is especially true when you are new to the sport and don’t know where to get started. Women’s cross-country skis can be very important to someone who considers themselves a hobbyist of the sport, and a  Read more ➝

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