Hike far above treeline in the high-alpine tundra of Alaska’s Chugach Mountains. The Alyeska Glacier is nestled in Glacier Bowl of the Alyeska Ski Resort, located in beautiful Girdwood, Alaska. Overlooking breathtaking views of the Turnagain Arm and towering alpine peaks, hikers are consistently awed by traveling up and onto this small snow-covered glacier.

Alpine Hiking guests ride the Scenic Alyeska Aerial 60-person Tram from the Hotel Alyeska near sea-level, up to 2,300 feet! From the upper mountain tram, we hike a scenic ridge line surrounded by the 7 Glaciers of the Girdwood Valley and outstanding views into Alyeska Glacier Bowl, making photo and rest stops along the way. In totality, we hike for 2 hours, covering an average distance of 1 mile round-trip, with an 800 foot elevation gain. In Glacier Bowl (depending on conditions) we hike up high onto a glacier snow field, or in late summer a remnant rock covered glacier. The group will finish the tour by riding the Scenic Alyeska Aerial Tram back down to The Hotel Alyeska.


  • Round-Trip Scenic Aerial Tram Ticket
  • Naturalist glacier guide who will discuss ecology, glaciology and natural history
  • Granola bars/snacks and water
  • Trekking poles and extra attire, if needed