Hilltop 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 ticket 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. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Hilltop's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Hilltop around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Hilltop 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, 0.0 square miles, or 0.1 square kilometers.
Hilltop 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.
Hilltop Difficulty Level
11.5out of 100
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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.
Skiable Terrain 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 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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 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 is located in the state of Alaska, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Anchorage, AK.
Anchorage, AK 99507 USA
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Getting to Hilltop
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Hilltop), 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.
|Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport||ANC||Anchorage, AK||26 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.
|Merle K (Mudhole) Smith Airport||CDV||Cordova, AK||148 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Hilltop, 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.
|Arctic Valley||Eagle River, AK||3,900 ft||46%||14 mi|
|Alyeska||Girdwood, AK||3,939 ft||75%||34 mi|
Hilltop Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||894 ft|
|Base Elevation||600 ft|
|Vertical Drop||294 ft|
(80% Beginner, 10% Intermediate, 10% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||N/A inches|