We arrived in anchorage to headlines of “Plastered by snow” on the cover of the Daily paper. Our first night we spent at the Captain Cook Hotel. The hotel is filled with the history of cooks voyages and circumnavigations of the earth. It is also filled with comfortable beds and great views of the downtown. Girdwood is 30 miles away and that is where our plan is to spend the rest of this trip. Alyeska Resort was nice enough to outfit the whole TGR crew with Season passes! I got to ski with some good friends that I have stayed in touch with over the years since I used to live up here. GoPro Shot.