Where to stay in Girdwood, Alaska during ski season

a Welcome to Girdwood, AK sign, with a snowy mountain backdrop
Outdoor hot tub in the mountains of Girdwood, AK.

You’re a snow-over-sand kind of vacationer. You know good powder when you see it. You’re looking for a unique ski experience. Why not try Alaska? The resort area of Alyeska, nestled in tiny Girdwood, just outside Anchorage, boasts some of the best slopes this side of Canada. These Girdwood and Alyeska accommodations are your ticket to making the most of your Alaskan ski vacation.

a girdwood cabin with a red door and red chairs on the front porch

Snowbird Chalet #5

Don’t let this picture-perfect cabin’s fairytale looks distract you: It’s the perfect place to crash after a long day on the slopes. Look for the cottage with the red door, and you’ll know that you’re home for the evening. Fire up the hot tub or pile on the blankets in the cozy living room—whatever your heart desires after an afternoon on the mountain.

a unique living room with large tree trunks throughout the interior

Iris Pond

Wooden beams, ample natural light, and a bubbling hot tub surrounded by pines give this house an authentic ski lodge feel. Iris Pond’s three bedrooms (plus a loft!) give your whole group plenty of room to spread out, whether you’re sipping hot cocoa or cracking open a book.

the picnic area in front of the East Condo in Girdwood, Alaska

East Condo #210

Set yourself up for Alyeska ski success with a trip to Powder Hound Ski Shop, which happens to be right across the road from this vacation rental. Whatever equipment you’re renting or buying is only minutes away, which gives you that much more time on the slopes.

Moose Meadow Chalet

From the wooden exterior to the mounted Dall sheep head, this home’s cabin aesthetic is the stuff of ski vacation dreams. There’s no way the inside can compete with the outside, though—the mountain views from the porch and living area are simply spectacular.

Kelly's Chalet

Skiing, hiking, and breathtaking views await at this ski chalet, complete with plenty of modern perks, and room for your beloved pet dogs. This home lies at the southwestern end of Alyeskaya, putting the slopes just a few moments away.

a bubbling hot tub on a deck with the forest in the backdrop

Christina Cabin

The private hot tub at this Christmas-colored cabin sets it apart as a prime Alyeska destination. Mountains peek over the roof, making a charming alpine vignette. When you’re not busy skiing, there are plenty of trails to explore, practically in your backyard.

a local shop in girdwood alaska, with a snowy mountain behind it

East Condo #218

If a killer location’s what you’re after in Alyeska, look no further. This condo is steps from the ski lift, so there’s nothing stopping you from spending all day on the slopes. A private balcony means you’ll get your fill of that fresh mountain air.

Browse more vacation homes in Girdwood

You might also like...

5 best ski-in/ski-out resorts
Winter ski getaways: 5 best ski-in/ski-out resorts
Park City, Utah ski lifts
Find your winter paradise at a ski-in/ski-out Park City rental
Best winter getaways in the U.S.
Best winter getaways in the U.S.
Utah lodge and condos at the bottom of a ski hill
Which Utah ski resort is right for you?