Winter sports are great for people who enjoy cold weather or those who have just always wanted to yell, "Eat my flakes, you snowballs!" Dart downhill with this Groupon.
$30 for One Midweek Lift Ticket (Up to $60 Value)
Head to the hotel's ticket counter or the Daylodge to redeem a lift ticket that's valid for daytime or nighttime midweek skiing Monday–Friday. Explore 1,500 acres of skiable terrain, including tree-lined, groomed runs for beginners, wide-open bowls, and long, top-to-bottom runs for advanced and expert skiers. Freestylers clock air time at two terrain parks and a 400-foot-long superpipe.
Boasting a "steep and deep" mountain with one of North America’s longest continuous double-black runs, Alyeska Resort packs both an adventurous punch and about 650 inches of snow annually. The mountain benefits from top-to-bottom snowmaking capabilities across the 2,500 feet of vertical terrain, as well as a brand new Ted's Express high-speed quad chairlift to access beginner runs.
The 76 named trails crisscross 1,500 skiable acres, whose lower regions grant visitors breathtaking glimpses through coastal tree lines. As Claire Walter put it in a 2009 Frommer’s review, "No other resort combines true high-mountain terrain, a low oxygen-rich elevation, and splendid ocean views." In the summer, an aerial tram showcases lush flora and fauna and wildlife such as moose and a vacationing Smokey Bear, who acts as a trail guide.
Aside from quick bites at the Daylodge, skiers refuel with burgers and live music at the Sitzmark Bar & Grill or venture to the AAA four-diamond Seven Glaciers restaurant for more formal dining. Guests can rest their heads at the chateau-style Hotel Alyeska and soothe weary muscles at a full-service spa.