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Traveling to Alaska is an adventure, some call it the last frontier. Alyeska, located just 40 miles from Anchorage and near the old mining town of Girdwood, has a massive annual snowfall of 650 inches with 2,500 vertical feet of diverse terrain, and short lift lines, Alyeska Resort lives up to – and helps define – Alaska’s spectacular “steep and deep” reputation. Other winter activities include glacier dog sledding, glacier and wildlife cruises, jet ski tours, snowmobiling and viewing the Northern Lights.
This trip includes two nights in Anchorage and the opportunity to view the ceremonial start of the Iditarod. The Iditarod sled race is an iconic Alaska winter event. It also coincides with the Fur Rendezvous, one of the largest winter festivals in the world, the Charlotte Jensen Native Arts Market, snow sculpture competition and Miners and Trappers Ball are all on Saturday too.
Alyeska is truly designed for skiers and boards of all levels. The area receives on average 669 inches of snow at the summit annually and offers 1,610 acres of accessible terrain. It has 76 named trails serviced by 7 lifts, including two magic carpets. From its headwall to base, it boasts a 3,200 feet vertical rise with 2,500 feet of lift-serviced vertical rise. The base is 250 feet, and the summit is 3,939 feet. Trail difficulty ratings are 11% beginner, 52% intermediate, and 37% advanced to expert. Freestylers will enjoy the two terrain parks with its rail jib, box, larger tables and more. Cross-country skiers and snow-shoers can take advantage of the 130 kilometers of Nordic trails.
Experts skiers should head to the North Face. It features North America’s longest continuous double black run. The North Face of Alyeska Resort is worthy of a Warren Miller film. For bragging rights ski Christmas Chute North America’s longest continuous double black diamond run. The classic drop is 50 degrees of twists and turns. For intermediates and advanced skiers, there are many long top-to-bottom runs and wide-open bowls. Beginners can have fun in the tree-lined groomed runs. For those wanting to test their skills, you can ride into the backcountry via a helipad with local guides.
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The Hotel Alyeska is Alaska’s premier year-round resort destination. Nestled in a lush valley surrounded by mountain peaks, hanging glaciers and spectacular ocean views, The Hotel Alyeska offers our guests luxurious accommodations and convenient access to the magnificent Alaskan wilderness.
The chateau-style hotel makes the perfect base camp for your Alaskan vacation. During your stay here, you’ll experience supreme comfort with perfect modern touches and rich Native influences, bringing the natural beauty of Alaska’s great outdoors inside. Amenities include a salt water pool, spa, hot tubs, shopping and dining. Ask for a Northern lights wake up call so you don't miss the action, best viewed on a cold moonless night.
For our stay in Anchorage, two nights at the Sheraton Anchorage follow.
Number of Skiers: 32
Base Price: $2,145* (does not include optional costs such as lift tickets)
- 5-day lift ticket: add $250 (see options on registration form)
- 4-day lift ticket: add $200
- 3-day lift ticket: add $150
- Single Supplement: add $1,155 - Trip Leader will advise availability
- Ground Only: deduct $719 - available after group air minimums are met
Lift ticket prices stated above are advance purchase only.Cancellation Fees:
After September 30 the cancellation fee is $50 plus all unrecoverable expenses if a replacement is not found.
Payment Schedule (per person):
Advance Deposit: $500 (plus group lift ticket cost)
Remaining balance: due on October 30, may be paid by credit card or check.
You may also pay in three monthly installments (by check only, not by credit card):
10/30/2020: One-third of the balance
11/29/2020: Second third of the balance
12/29/2020: Remaining balance
Please mail payment checks to SCWDC, 5309 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207. Do NOT mail payment checks to the trip leader. If sign-up is after 12/26/2020, full payment is due immediately.
Participants must be current SCWDC members, or members of a BRSC affiliated ski club. You can sign up as a member online HERE.