Hotels in Girdwood: Welcome to The Hotel Alyeska, Alaska's premier year-round resort destination. Nestled in a lush valley surrounded by mountain peaks, hanging glaciers and spectacular ocean views, The Hotel Alyeska offers guests luxurious accommodations and convenient access to the magnificent Alaskan wilderness. This hotel first opened their doors to guests in 1994. Today, this newly renovated chateau-style hotel makes the perfect base camp for your Alaskan vacation. During your stay here, you'll experience supreme comfort with perfect modern touches and rich Native influences, bringing the natural beauty of Alaska's great outdoors inside. And with an average annual snowfall of 650 inches with 2, 500 vertical feet of diverse terrain, and short lift lines, Alyeska Resort lives up to - and helps define - Alaska's spectacular 'steep and deep' reputation. And, Alyeska offers a mountain experience for all levels of skiers and riders.