Summit elevation, 3,939 feet; base elevation, 250 feet. Summer options include hiking from the Alyeska Tram, lift-assisted downhill mountain biking on four trails, kayaking, fishing, twilight golf and flightseeing-all of which can be booked through the Alyeska Prince.
The 300-room Alyeska Prince has seven restaurants, a fitness center and an indoor pool. Rates begin at $199 per night; 800-880-3880. The Winner Creek B&B is a rustic log home with three rooms that run $120 per night; 907-783-5501.
Jack Sprat serves brunch on the weekends and dinner seven days a week. The creative menu includes prosciutto-wrapped shrimp and a tasty beer-battered halibut; 907-783-5225. Maxine’s Glacier City Bistro is a chic boà®te with live music and a selection of tapas and entrees; 907-783-1234. At Seven Glaciers, the menu is seafood-rich and the view can’t be beat; 907-754-2237.
A sightseeing cruise on Prince William Sound, which features a halibut lunch and a tour to several glaciers; $115 per person, 800-992-1297. A glacier hike with the Ascending Path is a three-hour trip. Crampons and harnesses provided; $139 per person; 907-783-0505.
Fly into Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Girdwood is 40 miles south of Anchorage on the Seward Highway.
Alyeska Resort, 800-880-3880; alyeskaresort.com