"Girdwood Alaska and My Alyeska" Top 5 Page for this destination Girdwood by kaloz
Girdwood Travel Guide: 89 reviews and 167 photos
There is a joke that you can get to Alaska from Anchorage by travelling 30 minutes. Well if you do that, you may find yourself in Girdwood.
I first visited Girdwood with Peggy and Diane in August. They had heard about a cable car ride from a women's magazine at their local grocer.
Girdwood was charming in the summertime, and when I went to Anchorage for a VT meeting in January, I decided to revisit Girdwood in the winter.
Mt Alyeska is a popular place for alpine skiing. And Girdwood is even more charming in Winter!
Alaska must be visited in the winter, it is so lovely. If you are a skiier, plan a trip to Alyeska, there are plenty of trails and the town is charming. After a hard day of carving the snow, relax in the salt water spa.
The picture is the view of the Turnagain Arm and the Kenai Peninsula from Mt Alyeska
Although our visit was brief, little more than a lunch stop (on top of a mountain!!), I knew I wanted to go back to Girdwood.
Photo of Diane and Peggy on Mt Alyeska in August 2003. This area can get 782 inches of snow!!
- Pros:Lots of fun things to do, or just relax
- Cons:a bit pricey
- In a nutshell:This is Alaska, just 40 minutes from Anchorage
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