This Alaska Christmas Town Is Straight Out Of A Norman Rockwell Painting
If you’re looking for a winter wonderland this season, this Alaska Christmas town fits the bill! Set nestled in the base of the nearby mountains and with an annual snowfall of over 120″, this town looks like it was plucked from a Christmas painting. And it’s home to some of the best winter fun in the state!
The small town, just a 45-minute drive from Anchorage, is legendary.
Beyond its immense snowfall each year due to its temperate rainforest status, this little town is just as bright and cheerful in the winter as you would imagine. The average winter temperature is pleasant, hovering at around 20 degrees Fahrenheit in winter.
It’s most famous for the world-famous Alyeska Resort.
This resort is home to one of the only ski resorts in the country that starts at ski level. The entire resort is bustling in the wintertime, as it’s the best ski resort in the state.
Alyeska Resort has 1,610 skiable acres and views of Girdwood below and glaciers across from you.
There are 76 named trails, and on average you can ski over 669″ of snow. It’s an epic playground for skiers of all skill levels.
The resort also boasts a lake that freezes each year.
When the conditions are right, excellent ice skating can be had. Visitors to the small town will love the cheerful atmosphere and snow-covered trees nearby. Make sure to grab a cup of hot chocolate at the coffee shop inside!
There’s also incredible cross-country skiing in the middle of town.
Moose Meadow is a dog-friendly Nordic Loop frequented by skiers and bicyclists. It’s groomed regularly by the Girdwood Nordic Ski Club.
Because the town is such a hot destination in the wintertime, there are plenty of places to stay.
Many take the traditional architecture of a snowy mountain town, and you’ll see plenty of A-frames and chalets. They make for a picture-perfect stay!
And don’t forget the unbelievable northern lights you may have the chance to see while in Girdwood.
If you can visit this awesome town, don’t skip it! It’s an absolute wonder of winter activity each year.
Have you ever visited this Alaska Christmas town? What did you think? What are your favorite things to do during the holiday season? Let us know in the comments below!
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this tiny town in Alaska.
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Girdwood, Anchorage, AK, USA