South of Anchorage near Girdwood in Chugach State Park, the Alyeska Resort on the slopes of Mount Alyeska offers 35km of cross-country ski trails with 5km groomed offering great views of mountain and sea. Plus, theres 50 km of backcountry trails and telemarking.
For nightlife, try Sitzmark, Chair 5 (aka Dive), or Maxs.
Alyeska is located 35 miles southeast of Anchorage. Follow SR 1 southeast from Anchorage into Girdwood. Turn left heading northeast on Alyeska Highway to the resort.
Overall, Alyeska Resort is the 5th most popular cross country ski area of all 10 Nordic ski destinations in Alaska.