Mt Eyak Ski Area operates a 1939 American Steel and Wire single chairlift on Mt. Eyak above the town of Cordova, Alaska. Offering Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding with a beginner hill and rope tow. The Base elevation is 400 feet (122 meters) rising to 1200 feet at the top of the single lift for a vertical drop of 800 feet. The annual snowfall is 350" (889 cm). With approxiately 30 different trail options including a new easy trail down the hill, the area offers somthing for everyone! The mountain offers 20% Easy, 60% More difficult and 20% Most Difficult trail ratings. Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within the given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas. Hours of operation vary due to sunlight hours.
The Mt Eyak Ski Resort is operated by Sheridan Alpine Association, a non-profit corporation with a volunteer board in cooperation with the City of Cordova. History of Mt Eyak Ski Area.
Mt. Eyak Ski Area has a full service rental shop and food service is available at the Snack Shack. Operating from December thru April on weekends, holidays & and of course on most powder days. During the summer months the area is a favorite area for hikers and is also the venue for the annual Salmon Jam Cordova's annual salmon celebration!
Copper River Wild Salmon Festival
There are many ongoing projects happening at Mt. Eyak all the time. From equipment maintenance, Ski Patrol training to a new trail. None of it would happen without the many volunteers who donate countless hours money and time to Mt Eyak Ski Area. Read The Cordova Times article about our latest project. It's Sunny Side Up For Mt. Eyak Ski Area!
Photo courtesy of Milo Burcham