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Girdwood Travel Guide: 89 reviews and 167 photos

The town of Girdwood lies 40 miles/64.3 km south of Anchorage and is home to Alaska's largest ski area - the Alyeska Resort. It's popular as both a winter and summer resort destination and offers a number of activities including skiing, snowmobiling, hiking and bicycling to name a few.

On our way to Seward from Anchorage we decided to stop by since it's a very scenic area and I wished to see the Alyeska Prince Hotel and if time permitted take the tramway. Well, the tramway was not running too frequently and our time was limited so we briefly toured the Alyeska Prince Hotel, had lunch and continued on our way.

The mountains behind the Alyeska Prince Hotel opposite the ski area.

Population: 1,935

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  • Pros:Beautiful mountain views, bike & hiking trails, skiing & snow-boarding, close to Anchorage
  • Last visit to Girdwood: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    What a breakfast among impressive mountains! sourdough bread? What's that? With that 1935 people it must big city in Alaska :-) Lucky me, I've booked 1 night at Alyeska Prince Hotel!

  • chewy3326's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2006 at 8:12 PM

    Good views and good food: what a perfect combination!

  • mrclay2000's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2005 at 5:44 PM

    Good food for a cheap price in Alaska? Impossible!

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2005 at 3:16 PM

    Hey Ann, Matt stole my comment :o) That yummy breakfast looking at those gorgeous view sounds very inviting, mmmm!!! Cheers, Ann :o)

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2004 at 12:57 PM

    How wonderful place!

  • Sharrie's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2004 at 12:59 AM

    Retirement ...


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