Alyeska Resort Receives Greenlight for New Ski Village Project

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June 14, 2024
Ski village, workforce housing, childcare and recreation facilities drive new development in Girdwood
GIRDWOOD, Alaska (June 14, 2024) –– Alyeska Resort has received approval from the Municipality of Anchorage for its plans to transform the resort through the new Master Planned Village at Alyeska. This milestone follows two years of intensive community engagement and collaboration with resort planning firm SE Group and the architectural team at Skylab Architecture. The project takes shape in four phases designed to enrich the community while preserving the natural beauty of the surrounding Girdwood Valley.
The initial three phases will focus on creating a pedestrian-friendly ski village and increasing essential workforce housing to mitigate Girdwood’s limited housing market challenges. It will also incorporate a state-of-the-art community center including a pool, fitness center, and NHL-sized hockey rink, alongside a brand-new location for Little Bears Playhouse. The final phase will develop a trails-oriented housing development near Glacier Creek, featuring a diverse range of unit types nestled in the forest of Girdwood.
These plans are the culmination of extensive community engagement with multiple meetings held in Girdwood to gather local input, ensuring that the development addresses the community's most pressing needs. From workforce housing to commercial space and recreational facilities, every aspect has been tailored to serve the community's interests for current and future residents.
“These plans are reflective of our long-term commitment to Girdwood,” said Ryan Pomeroy, CEO of Pomeroy Lodging. “Alyeska Resort is a world-class destination. As we continue to invest in the resort, we are extending that investment to the community that supports it, which is why gathering input and prioritizing workforce housing has been crucial to the project.”
Pomeroy Lodging has facilitated significant updates at Alyeska Resort, including the Alyeska Nordic Spa and the Veilbreaker Skybridges. With approximately $50 million invested in the resort and community since its acquisition, Pomeroy has made significant and tangible contributions to the local economy and community. Additionally, Pomeroy's recent completion of a 71-unit employee housing building in Girdwood underscores its dedication to addressing the housing needs of the community.
Construction on this development is slated to begin May 2025, with pre-sales and leasing opportunities set to debut toward the end of 2024.
A more detailed look at the development areas:
Alyeska Village: This hub will feature a diverse mix of condominiums and ground-floor retail spaces, fostering local business growth. The pedestrian-oriented village will host various commercial establishments like restaurants, retail outlets, and a grocery store, benefitting both Girdwood residents and resort guests. With expansions to the Hotel Alyeska and the addition of a conference center, the village aims to elevate the resort's status as a premier destination.
Moose Meadows Village: This community-centric development will offer purpose-built rental housing for Girdwood's workforce. From dorm-style apartments to townhomes, complemented by retail spaces, the village will cater to individuals and families alike. This area will be anchored by a new daycare facility in partnership with Little Bears Playhouse. It will also feature Girdwood’s first recreation center which will include a pool, fitness facility and covered open-air ice rink. 
Glacier Creek Village: This neighborhood prioritizes housing development while preserving natural features like trails and wetlands. It will offer single-family homes and attainable housing units, aimed at providing locals with an opportunity to buy in Girdwood. Additional highlights include a Nordic Ski Hut, new trails and enhanced connectivity via the 'Pulse Lift', a horizontal gondola that links Glacier Creek Village to the base of Mount Alyeska.  
For more information on the project, including sales or leasing inquiries, please email:
Alyeska Resort is Alaska’s premier year-round destination featuring 299 rooms, a 40-passenger aerial scenic tram, an indoor saltwater pool, Alyeska Nordic Spa on property, and seven dining offerings including Seven Glaciers, the resort’s AAA Four Diamond Award restaurant with unparalleled views overlooking seven hanging glaciers. With 1,610 skiable acres, 76 named trails and over 669 inches of snow annually, Alyeska Resort is truly a playground for all levels of skiers and riders. In the summer, Alyeska is your gateway to the Chugach Mountains, offering a peek into the vastness and wild nature of this breathtaking mountain range. Home to numerous wildlife and flora species, Alyeska seamlessly entwines luxury accommodations with convenient access to nature. First opened in 1994, the resort was acquired in 2018 by Pomeroy Lodging, a Canadian hospitality company that also operates the Kananaskis Lodge and Nordic Spa in Canada. To learn more about Alyeska Resort, visit

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