Ski the Day Away

In the winter, Anchorage transforms into a snowy playground. Every kind of skier or snowboarder will find something to enjoy in the Anchorage area. High mountaintops rising from sea level make for not only great snow conditions but also incredible ocean and tidal views. During the spring, increased hours of sunlight allows for hours of fun for every skier. Alpine skiers can choose from at least three ski areas within 45 minutes of Anchorage, all with terrain for every skill level. In addition, there are plenty of opportunities for backcountry and heli-skiing. Embark from Anchorage on an adventure to untouched powder and some of the most accessible backcountry skiing in North America.

The trail systems in and around Anchorage are also great for cross-country skiing, a great alternative to walking or hiking in the winter. With more than 100 kilometers of maintained Nordic ski trails to explore, travelers can ski every day of their visit and see something new.


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Daily rail service from Anchorage connects travelers to destinations around the state.

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Trails in the city and in Chugach State Park provide hours of fun.

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