Hilltop Ski Resort

Hilltop Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Alaska in USA. The resort is in the town of Anchorage, AK.

Hilltop is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Hilltop Ski Resort.

Hilltop Lodging:

Hilltop Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Hilltop has a total of 10 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Hilltop is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 30 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 12 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Trails
Total Runs
10
Ski Lift
Lifts
3
Skier
Skiable Acres
30(0 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
N/A

Hilltop Ski Resort Elevation

Hilltop Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 894 feet, or 272 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 600 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 294 feet (90 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Hilltop has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
894'(272 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
294'(90 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
600'(183 m)

Hilltop Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
11.5out of 100
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Hilltop is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 80% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 294 feet.

 DID YOU KNOW?

At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Hilltop has 30 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Since Hilltop is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 80% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 10% trails are rated as intermediate.
Beginner
80%(24 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
Intermediate
10%(3 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
Expert
10%(3 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Hilltop Ski Resort good for beginners?

Hilltop is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 80% of its trails are rated as "beginner".

Hilltop Ski Resort Location

Hilltop Ski Resort is located in the state of Alaska, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Anchorage, AK.

Address:
Anchorage, AK 99507 USA
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Website:
hilltopskiarea.org/

GPS Coordinates:
61.43000, -149.44000

Getting to Hilltop Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Hilltop Ski Resort), its coordinates of 61.43000, -149.44000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Anchorage, AK to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Hilltop Ski Resort.

NameCodeCityDistance
Ted Stevens Anchorage International AirportANCAnchorage, AK26 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Hilltop.

NameCodeCityDistance
Merle K (Mudhole) Smith AirportCDVCordova, AK148 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Hilltop Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Hilltop Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Arctic ValleyEagle River, AK3,900 ft46%14 mi
AlyeskaGirdwood, AK3,939 ft75%34 mi

Hilltop Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation894 ft
Base Elevation600 ft
Vertical Drop294 ft
Trails10
(80% Beginner,  10% Intermediate,  10% Expert)
Lifts3
Skiable Acres30
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Hilltop Ski Resort Mountain Stats