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Girdwood, originally named Glacier City, is located forty miles south of Anchorage, among the breathtaking Turnagain Arm. The Alyeska Resort Access Rd is a three mile paved spur off the Seward Hwy.

Girdwood has evolved from a mining town into Alaska's only year-round resort community! Girdwood is a popular area for winter sports and summer activities.

There is a ranger district office for the Chugach National Forest in Girdwood, with maps and information available year round.

Girdwood is part of the Anchorage, Alaska metro area.

Girdwood Forest Fair | The Hotel Alyeska | Girdwood |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Alpina Inn Bed & Breakfast | Northern Composure Bed and Breakfast |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Alyeska Winner Creek B&B |
Science Alaska Wildland Adventures |
Shopping Alaska Candle Factory | Kobuk Valley Jade Company |
Sports and Sporting Events Borealis River Guides | Location:Girdwood Alaska 99587

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11/02 Coming to The Girdwood area
Great Alaska Sportsman Show Anchorage AK March28 The Great Alaska Sportsman Show is one of America's most unusual gatherings of men and women who love the great outdoors and the Alaska vendors, exhibitors and experts who seek to equip and prepare them for a season afield. The four-day show draws sell-out crowds of people who care passionately about fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, climbing and virtually all other outdoor activities.
Anchorage Festival of Music Anchorage AK April14 The Anchorage Festival of Music is a non-profit community organization dedicated to presenting classical music and educational opportunities in music for the people of Alaska. It is supported in part by grants from the Atwood Foundation, Getty Foundation, Carr Foundations and by major contributions from corporations, as well as generous contributions of time and financial support from many individuals and businesses.
Slam'n Salm'n Derby Anchorage AK June7-16 Win a boat, motor, and trailer.
Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon Anchorage AK June22 The Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon includes, a marathon (26.2 miles), marathon relay (4 X 6.5 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles). five miler (5.6 miles), and a youth cup (1.6 miles).
Bear Paw Festival Eagle River AK July10-14 Located in Eagle River, in the parking lot south of the Garcia's Restaurant, the Bear Paw Festival Vendor Court is a great place to find live entertainment, a variety of great food, and shopping for everyone. Definitely the perfect place to take your family!
Bear Paw Festival Eagle River AK July10-14 This event includes, US Army & AK National Guard Games & Exhibit, 3 on 3 BB Tourney, Celebrity Jeopardy, Community Service Awards, Classic 5K Race, Bear Paw's Got Talent, Grand Parade, Motorcycle Show, Bear Paw Photo Contest, Bear Paw Quilt Exhibit & Events, Bear Paw Royalty Pageant, Chepo's Classic Car Show, Community Entertainment on Stage, Dog & Owner Look A Like with VCA, and much more.