The Sitz

The Sitz- Dining, Ski Bar, and Live Music

“Please fill your Sitzmark!” A common phrase heard in the early days of skiing, the days before groomers, before high-speed quads and before lift lines, when skiing was skiing and nothing more. Built in the 1970’s as part of the Nugget Inn’s slope-side accommodations, the Sitzmark was known as the “hardest working bar in Alaska” because of the amount of guests that would come through during ski season. The Sitzmark at Alyeska Resort has been able to hold on to the nostalgic feeling of what the après ski bar should be; a place where live music, good beer and dining, and great friends all come together to reflect on an incredible day on the slopes.

The dedicated staff serves great food and drinks during the day to skiers and snowboarders in this slope-side restaurant and ski bar, while live music and good vibes flow through the building during the après hours into the evening. The Sitzmark’s newly painted ceiling dubbed the Sitzstine Chapel adds a unique flair to the ambiance of the structure while “the best deck in Girdwood” allows for guests to sit back and enjoy a beverage from our full bar, listen to great live music, and enjoy the view of the surrounding Chugach Mountains.

The Concert Venue

The Sitzmark Bar & Grill is Girdwood’s best place to come enjoy live music and entertainment after a day of skiing at Alyeska.

The Sitz features live music every weekend in the winter season with a mix of local Alaskan musicians and nationally touring acts.

National highlights have included:
Young Dubliners
Leftover Salmon
North Mississippi Allstars
Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers
Anders Osborne
Mother Hips
Keller Williams
Moon Alice
Bob Weir with members of David Nelson Band
DeadPhish Orchestra

The Sitzstine Chapel

Local artist and ski bunny Dawn Gerety came up with a creative and eye catchy way to decorate the roof. When the sun goes down the paint begins to glow. Be on the lookout for signatures or local skiers and riders along with a few other surprises hidden inside the black light paint.

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The Deck

The “best deck in Girdwood” is a favorite spot for visitors and locals a like. Ski up, grab a beer and relax in between runs. “The Globe” is a favorite to hang out at a keep warm for those who need a quick breath of fresh air or in-between sets.