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Enjoy Skiing And Snowboarding In Alaska


If you're anything like me, you like to have a great time skiing or snowboarding. I'm more into snowboarding, and as quite a few other people, I enjoy going to resorts where there are less people, and the site is less commercialized. Among the few places which still remain this way, you can count the Alaska skiing and snowboarding resorts. Most people don't think about going to Alaska because there are so many ski resorts in North America, so why travel so far? That leaves you with opened slopes and half empty lift lines.

Let's take a quick look at some of the best of Alaska's skiing or snowboarding resorts:

1. Moose mountain, Alaska ski resort - Moose mountain is over 1250 ft feet of vertical, and has both beginner slopes as well as advanced slops. Due to the mountain's southern exposure, the area is shielded from the prevailing Northeasterly winds, and thus receives hours of sun each day. This makes the mountain 20-30 degrees warmer than the nearby city.

Base Elevation: 680 ft
Summit Elevation: 1,987 ft
Vertical Drop: 1,307 ft
Skiable Area: 200 acres
Annual Snowfall: 70 in
Longest Run: 7,920 ft
Snowmaking: 0 %
Number of Lifts: 14

2. Eaglecrest Ski Area - the Eaglecrest ski resort is a community-owned ski resort that is located 12 miles from downtown Juneau on Douglas island. The ski and snowboard season at Eaglecrest runs from early December through mid-April. Most of the terrain is suitable for beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders

Base Elevation: 1,200 ft
Summit Elevation: 2,600 ft
Vertical Drop: 1,400 ft
Skiable Area: 640 acres
Annual Snowfall: 300 in
Longest Run: 10,560 ft
Snowmaking: 6 %
Number of Lifts: 4
Uphill Lift Capacity: 2,600 per hour
Types of Lifts: 1 Tubing Lift, 1 Surface Lift, 2 Double Chairs
Number of Trails: 31

3. Alyeska Resort - The Alyeska was voted one of the best ski resorts in the world by the ski magazine. This resprt has a great snowboarding park, and it's also very suitable for families.

Vertical drop:2,500 feet
Summit:3,939 feet
Lifts: 9
Trails:68
Longest run:10,560 feet
Annual snowfall:720 inches
snowmaking:37%
skiable area:1,000 acres

Submitted by:

Gill Reese

Gill Reese is the owner of http://alaska-fun.info. You may visit the site and learn all about Alaska ski, Alaska vecations, Alaska Snowboarding and more.





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