Alyeska
Top 43%12 points
Top 43%
Key facts and figures

Alyeska: 45 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

2. Allows off-piste skiing

In resorts which allow off piste-skiing, you can ski anywhere which is great for adventurous types. However, there are hazards such cliff edges, avalanches or simply getting lost and suffering exhaustion.
Alyeska
68% have it

3. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.

4. trails (difficult)

High difficulty trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a challenge.

5. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.

6. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.

7. restaurants on the slopes

Rather than having to trek back to the base of the mountain, it is a lot more convenient to have restaurants and bars on the slopes.

8. Has night skiing

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Alyeska
51% have it

9. The resort is serviced by public transport

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
Alyeska
38% have it

10. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Alyeska
94% have it

11. Has toboggan runs

Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
Alyeska
53% have it

12. ski lifts total capacity

This is the amount of people that can be transported by ski lifts etc. per hour. A bigger uphill capacity can indicate less waiting time, although it will be affected by how busy the resort is.

13. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.

14. Has ice climbing areas

Ice climbing is a great sport for adrenalin seekers. It entails climbing frozen cliff edges / waterfalls using tools such as ice axes in order to grip the surface.
Alyeska
37% have it

15. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.

16. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Alyeska
40% have it

17. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2017.
Alyeska
59% have it

18. trails (medium)

Medium difficulty trails are ideal for regular skiers.

19. seasonal snowfall

The average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.

20. The resort has open cross country skiing

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.
Alyeska
88% have it

21. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

22. Winter olympics host

The resort has played host to the winter olympics. This means it is likely to have a range of professional slopes, other winter sports, and finally, good facilities and well developed transport links.
Alyeska
17% have it

23. number of theaters

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.

24. number of kindergartens

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2017.

25. opening hours

The opening hours is the average number of hours per day that the resort is open for skiing. Long opening hours mean you can go for an early ski, or have a long sleep and go later.

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