Anchorage, Alaska

Groomed trails every night! Back-country skiing in the mountains! Great pizza and beer! Downhill skiing for other family members! Long season! What’s not to like?

While I’ve done it as a road trip (stop to ski in British Columbia and Yukon Territories on the way up), flying is more realistic. Alaska Airlines flies direct from Seattle or with one stop out of Bellingham. I believe they count ski bags as ‘regular checked bags’ (which still have fees, but nothing ‘extra’.) Arguably the best-groomed area is almost within walking distance of the airport!
Anchorage Bowl
Anchorage Bowl (click on map for the complete pdf page)

Tour of Anchorage

Natalie on the Tour of Anchorage

Kincaid in a bad snow year
A bad snow year at Kincaid!
Above Williwaw Lakes
Above Williwaw Lakes – 20 miles from the airport
Hatcher Pass

Hatcher Pass

Some more photos...

What I would do/ski: