With just about 300,000 residents, Anchorage is the largest city in the U.S. state of Alaska. A plethora of interesting museums, good restaurants and shopping opportunities make this dynamic city an ideal starting point for discovering the magnificent surroundings, including many islands, fjords and glaciers. And do not pass up an opportunity to take a trip to the impressive Columbia Glacier. Both nature lovers and sports enthusiasts completely enjoy the area around Anchorage where they can sail, fish and canoe. In addition, about 70 km south of Anchorage, the Alyeska Ski Resort on Mount Alyeska provides an excellent selection of winter sports possibilities.