Adopted 2 June 1950 on Canadian Geological Survey map 115A and on map of Canadian Cordillera, 922A.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Part of St. Elias Mountains. Alsek Ranges extend from 59º20 - 137º15 to 60º19 - 137º48.
" place where people rest " range. (translation from Yukon Geographical Names Program).
Source: included with note