Alyeska Resort To Be Sold To Western Canada Hotel Chain
The owners of Alyeska Resort have announced that they have sold all the assets of the resort, including 300-room Hotel Alyeska at the base of Alaska’s largest mountain.
Pending final paperwork, the 50-year-old mountain will come under the ownership of Pomeroy Lodging, based in Grande Prairie, Alberta, that owns and operates 18 other hotels in western Canada. Among its portfolio is Kananaskis Mountain Lodge in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta; Alyeska is its first winter ski and snowboard mountain.
Located within 30 miles of Anchorage, Alyeska opened in 1959 and has grown to 2,500 vertical feet with 1,400 acres of skiable terrain. Eight lifts, including a tram and two high-speed chairs, serve more than 70 runs.
Due to its location near the Cook Inlet of the Pacific Ocean, the base elevation is only 250 feet above sea level. But the mountain rises to 2,750 feet and typically collects more than 600 feet of snow every winter.
Pomeroy Lodging officials have not said what they plan in terms of improvements or upgrades at the mountain. The deal is expected to be closed by the end of 2018.