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With the waters of Cook Inlet so close, skiing adventures start close to sea level. But you'll still find thousands of vertical feet of powder-packed heaven. From the slopes of Hilltop Ski Area and Arctic Valley to the peak of Mount Alyeska jutting 3,923 feet up, Southcentral Alaska is a one-stop mecca for winter adventure.

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Skiers fly high on the slopes of Alyeska Resort in Girdwood - just 40 minutes from downtown Anchorage.
Skiers fly high on the slopes of Alyeska Resort in Girdwood - just 40 minutes from downtown Anchorage. ©Alyeska Resort and Anchorage Photography

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Alpine skiing in Alaska is outrageous; high mountaintops situated at sea level create some of the best snow conditions Mother Nature can offer.
Top of the mountain – you made it! Even the most action-packed Anchorage adventures require an occasional break. So you plop into a powdery seat, breathe deep and cool, and take it all in: Blankets...
With so many groomed, lighted trails, a dedicated Nordic ski association and a big wild backcountry to explore, there's a trail for skiers of all ages and abilities.
Rush hour takes on a whole new meaning during the Tour of Anchorage — a scenic cross-country ski race through Anchorage’s award-winning trail system.
Locals head south to Girdwood to ski, relax and recreate, following a drive down a gorgeous National Scenic Byway.
Snow blankets the ground and the northern lights dance overhead. It’s winter in Anchorage. If you think it’s time to hibernate, however, you’re in the wrong place. When the snow flies, it’s time to...
Anchorage is home to a winter wonderland of world-class trails and slopes and a group of past, present and future winter Olympians who were raised on the trails and still use them for racing,...