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T.O.I grew up in Girdwood and got some insight on it. Alyeska is a very fun resort with some nice terrain and amazing skiing if all the terrain is open, however if the northface isn't open it makes fresh snow days get tracked out way faster. Also, there is hardly any ski treeing, thats a big factor to take in. Passes are very expensive, but are certainly worth it with the amazing seasons we can get. Also Turnagain Pass is about a 25 minute drive away from Girdwood with great sledding access to skiing.
The town of Girdwood doesn't have any decent grocery stores at all. The nightlife in Girdwood is alright, with a couple bars to choose from. Anchorage is about a 30min drive away to the south end and thats were I do all my shopping and has all the entertainment and needs I need in a town. The Daylight thing you get use to and really isn't that bad, as long as you stay active and go outside.
The Summers in Girdwood are amazing with fishing on the Kenai being within a pretty close drive, mountain biking at Alyeska, and any summer activity you can imagine in Anchorage. Sorry if this post is really fumbled together haha.
russsavokskisCome to AK we have so much stuff to do here in the summer and winter and 95% of the people here are super rad!
californiagrownYeah, but your state bird is the mosquito.
B.GillisBut have you considered bozeman? Not too big not too small, decently close to the resorts and there's plenty to do in Montana besides ski
safarisamHave you considered Bozeman, MT? Housing is a lil easier than Jackson.