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explore Adventure Time to Play Awed in Alaska The skiing is sublime at the Alyeska Resort. And so is everything else. By Larry Olmsted ★ PHOTOS (FROM TOP) BY MATT HAGE AND COURTESY OF ALYESKA RESORT If bigger truly is better, it doesn't get much better than Alaska - especially for skiing. With its towering mountains, long daylight hours, and massive amounts of snow, the 49th state does everything to epic proportions. But if you're not an adrenaline junkie, take heart. To experience the majesty of pure blue glaciers and frolicking whales, you don't need a bush plane or snowmobile - you just need a ski vacation. Alyeska, the state's only major destination ski resort, is uniquely Alaskan - from its mountain and ocean views, to the Eskimo art in the hotel lobby, to the locally caught salmon in its sushi parlor. But what really sets Alyeska skiing apart is the snow. Some ski resorts are noted for dining, celebrity chefs, and sommeliers, while others go after high rollers, pouring on the glitz with world-class hotels. Some boast impressive non-skiing activities, while other accommodations bank on nightlife. But what ultimately makes a great ski trip is great snow, and Alyeska packs the powder. Whether you get down the mountain on skis, a snowboard, or telemark gear, it's all about the white stuff, and Alyeska routinely piles up some of the deepest numbers of any major ski resort in the U.S. The snowfall here is unbelievable, with average seasons of 600-700 inches - enough to bury a five-story building. By way of comparison, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, which trademarked the From top: chair lift with the Chugach mountains in the background, aurora borealis over the lodge MARCH 2014 23

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - March 2014

US Airways - March 2014
Table of Contents
Perspective: CEO Letter
From the Editor
Making It Happen
Wine & Dine: Irish Whiskey
Connections: Everybody's Business
Great Escapes: Manchester, England
Great Escapes: Lisbon, Portugal
Adventure: Skiing in Alyeska, Alaska
Style Spotlight: Tee Time
Diversions: It's Just Lunch
Golf: Five Great Resorts
Gear Up: Going Green
Travel Feature: Winter Park, Florida
US Airways Feature: The Sky Is the Limit
University Spotlight: University of Dayton
Great Resorts: Phoenix
Special Section: Atlantic 10 Conference
Best of Health: Miami Beach Foot & Ankle Surgery
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - March 2014