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 Tram up to 2,300 feet and back down to the Hotel Alyeska near sea level. From the upper mountain tram, we hike a scenic ridge line surrounded by the 7 Glaciers of the Girdwood Valley and outstanding views up to the glacier making photo and rest stops along the way. In totality, we hike for 2-3 hours for a distance of 1 mile round trip with an 800 foot elevation gain. In Glacier Bowl (depending on conditions) we hike up high onto glacier snow field or in late summer, a remnant rock covered glacier.


  • Aerial scenic tram ticket
  • Naturalist glacier guide
  • Granola bars/snacks and bottled waters
  • Ecology, glaciology and natural history discussions
  • Trekking poles and extra attire, if needed