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Alyeska Resort Aerial Tramway

in Girdwood, Alaska

June 16, 2009

alyeska Trammap showing where Girdwood is at
The Alyeska Resort Aerial Tramway is a seven-minute ride to a viewing deck which provides breath-taking panoramic views of majestic mountains, hanging glaciers, sparkling streams, towering spruce, and possibly an array of wildlife. Two restaurants are open daily during the summer season at the 2,300 foot level. There are telescopes on the Glacier Terminal viewing deck to intensify the great view at the ski resort.
Below: The view from bottom to the top of mountain. It is hard to believe, but many people hike up this mountain, then ride the tram down. NOT the two RV Gypsies!
view from bottom to the top of mountain
View of The Hotel Alyeska as the tram began its ride upward
The Hotel Alyeska
Temperature at the bottom of the mountain was about 50 degrees F and about 40 degrees F at the top. The tram operates two cars on a counterweight system -- as one car goes up the other car comes down. Maximum Speed is 26 miles per hour. Average Capacity: Each of the two cars holds a maximum of 60 persons. 800 persons per hour maximum in the winter.

Elevation at the Lower Tram Terminal: 306 feet
- Elevation at the Glacier Tram Terminal: 2,334 Feet
- Vertical Rise: 2,025 Feet
- Length of Span: 3,869 Feet
view going up the Alyeska Resort Aerial Tramway
view of the parking lot
view going up the Alyeska Resort Aerial Tramway
view going up the Alyeska Resort Aerial Tramway
view going up the Alyeska Resort Aerial Tramway
at the top of mountain looking outward
A building with explosives used to prevent avalanches
building with explosives to prevent avalanches
building with explosives to prevent avalanches
building with explosives to prevent avalanches
view looking out from the Alyeska mountain
snow
Karen Duquette
Karen Duquette
Karen Duquette
Karen Duquette
Lee Duquette hiking up a steep hill
Lee Duquette on the overlook
the ski lift
looking down
tram coming up
Karen Duquette entering the gift shop
Karen Duquette entering the gift shop
gift shop
laughing clipart dudeKaren Duquette and a large bear in the gift shop doorway of the hotel
LOL
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