This year-round resort is situated just 40 miles from downtown Anchorage and the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Yet it feels worlds away, set deep in a glacier-carved valley off scenic Seward Highway. And with 304 rooms and a dizzying number of amenities, it also feels a world unto its own. There are eight dining and drinking options, a fitness center, a heated saltwater lap pool with mountain views, and a spa that offers treatments that include an Arctic mud facial. But guests come to Alaska to commune directly with the great outdoors, and Alyeska offers its fair share of world-class outdoor experiences, including the longest continuous double black diamond ski run in North America. It also offers excursions that range from heli-skiing and dogsledding tours in winter to naturalist-led walks and glacier cruises in summer. For breathtaking panoramic views, the resort even has its own 60-passenger aerial tram for whisking guests straight from the hotel up 2,300 feet to the top of Mount Alyeska.