Attention skiers and riders: there’s an exceptionally cool mountain hiding in your Ikon Pass this year.
Alyeska Resort announced it joined the community of mountains available on the Ikon Pass, becoming the first mountain in Alaska to join in on the fun.
Ikon Pass holders now have access to ski for up to seven days with no blackout dates at the mountain. Ikon Base pass holders have access to five days with select blackout dates, while session pass holders can snag two, three, or four days in total.
“We are thrilled to expand into Alaska and invite the Ikon Pass community to discover Alyeska Resort,” Erik Forsell, the chief marketing officer of Alterra Mountain Company, shared in a statement obtained by Travel + Leisure. “Alyeska Resort is truly an iconic destination with its storied terrain, stunning views, scenic tram, and adventurous atmosphere.”
The mountain sits under an hour’s drive from Anchorage, making it a rather accessible spot for those looking to shred in the nation’s 49th state. It’s a mountain that offers a little fun for powder hounds of all levels but is particularly beloved by the advanced set, as it’s home to the longest double black diamond run in the world. And, as Ikon Pass notes on its listing page, the mountain experiences an average of 650 inches of annual snowfall, making it the very definition of “steep and deep.”
It’s a mountain that is certainly worthy of that week-long access too, as it has more than 1,600 acres of skiable terrain and 76 named runs, along with a terrain park, and even offers access to heli- and cat-skiing tours for those who want to go off-piste.
Once guests have gotten in their adequate vertical feet for the day, they can head down to the base to unwind in style at the resort’s Nordic spa, which offers hydrotherapy in both hot and cool pools, massages, and saunas to relax away any aches and pains. Then, guests can dig into just about anything they’re craving at its various dining venues, which include Forte, its Italian eatery, and Sakura Asian Bistro for bites of sushi.
“Alyeska Resort is delighted to partner with Ikon Pass,” Ryan Pomeroy, CEO of Pomeroy Lodging, said. “This partnership creates exciting new opportunities for skiers to enjoy the grandeur of winter in Alaska, all from the comfort of our chateau-style resort and new luxury Black Diamond Club accommodations.”