Alyeska Hostel is located in Girdwood, Alaska, less than a mile from Alyeska Resort, the largest ski resort in Alaska. The ski lifts are visible from the front deck of our hostel, and the powder day avalanche mitigation will be your wake up call. Average snowfall is more than 631 inches mid mountain and 742 inches at the summit annually, but seasons with 800 to 1000 inches are not uncommon. Alyeska Snow Report


Transportation Info How to get around in AK.


If you like backcountry skiing and riding, the Chugach Mountains are vast and uncrowded. There are several great Girdwood day trips within walking distance of our hostel.

Other popular areas include: Turnagain Pass, Portage, and Summit Lake.

If you'd rather have a guide, check out:

The Ascending Path for backcountry ski trips.

Chugach Powder Guides for guided heli or snowcat skiing.

Glacier City Snowmobile Tours provides backcountry snowmobile trips.

Girdwood Summer Activities

Alyeska Resort Events Calendar What's happening at Alyeska.

Hostel Features:

Fully equipped kitchen -
Bathrooms with Hot Showers -
Comfortable living room -
Great Mountain Views -
Information, books, games -
Pillows, blankets and linens -
No curfew / No lockout -
Off street parking -
Free wireless Internet -
Free local calls -
Late check-in available -
Credit card payments -


For advance reservations call 907-783-2222
or email us


Stay at Girdwood's Alyeska Hostel and save your cash for lift tickets, heli-skiing, snow cat skiing. THE BEST VALUE in Girdwood, Alaska for over 30 years!
Within walking distance of Alyeska Resort ski lifts, the New Girdwood Town Site, and many great restaurants.
Private rooms or bunks, we are a ski rental getaway. We're easy to get to (directions) , and less than 1 hour from Anchorage International airport. Renting a car or need transportation info?

Photo Pete Thomas

Weather links
Girdwood forecast
Area Forecast
Alaska RADAR
Alaska Snotels
Precip Maps

Alyeska Base : elevation 250'
Alyeska Mid : elevation 1400'
Alyeska Top of chair 6 : elevation 2750'
Max's summit : elevation
Turnagain Pass Road : elevation 1000'
Turnagain Pass treeline : elevation 1800'
Sunburst : elevation 3822'


Looking east - Alyeska Resort to the far left.


For advance reservations email us

More Alaska hostels

All contents of this site copyright © Alyeska Hostel LLC 2002-2015 unless otherwise noted.

Alyeska Hostel does not maintain set office hours.
Check in time is
5pm to 9pm, check out is 11am.
Please let us know if:
- You will need assistance checking in
- If you will be arriving late
- If you would like to check in earlier than 5pm.

Alyeska Hostel located @ 227 Alta Drive Girdwood, AK 99587 - (907)-783-2222

Girdwood Alaska's best lodging value! Centr

r Hosteling International.



Book a bed Handy info