Alyeska Resort offers summer packages


GIRDWOOD, Alaska -- The Alyeska Resort's two-night Summer Simple Pleasures package includes a standard room at the Alyeska Prince Hotel and a choice of four tickets on the Alyeska Tramway or a bicycle rental for four.

Youngsters age 7 and under ski and ride the tram for free when accompanied by an adult. Children age 17 and under stay free at the hotel.

Amenities include an external room doorbell, bedside controls for lights, pay-per-view TV and complimentary in-room movie, wireless Internet connection via TV, heated towel racks, a coffeemaker, iron and ironing board, a safe and a minirefrigerator.

The cost of the package is $329 per room for two nights. For $40 more, guests can upgrade to a junior suite, some with connecting rooms. Also available are a rollaway bed ($25), a crib ($10), babysitting and community daycare. There is no resort fee.

Alyeska offers its guests a Northern Lights wake-up call. From late August through mid-April, guests can opt to be called to view the Northern Lights. Robes and slippers are provided.

For reservations or information, call (800) 880-3880; e-mail: [email protected] or visit the Web at

Alaska potpourri

Alyeska commissions, discounts & incentives:

• Alyeska pays 10% commission to agents, including all Web specials.

• Noncommissioned travel agent's discount is 50% with no blackout dates.

• Alyeska conducts travel agent breakfasts and lunches around the country and offers regular fam trips. The resort stays connected with the agent community through direct-mail campaigns and sales calls.

Hot tip:

• Alaska SeaLife Center, on Resurrection Bay in Seward, gives an agent discount of 20% that can be passed on to the client or kept as commission. Phone: (800) 224-2525; Web:

Anchorage attractions:

• Alaska Native Heritage Center offers a small, authentic collection of Native Alaskan crafts and history. Performances include storytelling, native dance lessons and village site tours. Phone: (800) 315-6608; Web:

• H2Oasis, which opened this spring, is Alaska's only water park. Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day. Phone: (888) 426-2747; Web:

• Anchorage Museum of Art and History, a children's museum with innovative exhibits like Toys and Games in Art and Found Objects. Parents will like the airy, open presentation of Alaskan art, history and culture. Phone: (907) 343-4326; Web:

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