Mission Statement: The mission of the Anchorage Ski Club is to provide recreational and educational opportunities at Arctic Valley. Purpose: The purposes for which this corporation exists are: To provide facilities and infrastructure for, and access to, recreational and educational opportunities within the alpine environment of Chugach State Park, to promote interest, education and participation in outdoor recreation in the State of Alaska with special emphasis on the sports of hiking, skiing and snowboarding, to benefit the mental and physical condition of the general public and of its members as a result of such interest and participation, to promote and cooperate with other organizations in furthering community interest in outdoor recreation by offering a platform of education towards the goals of alpine enthusiasts and to engage in all other associated activities which will aid in accomplishing these purposes without any profits to this organization or the members thereof.
Volunteers and the Board of Directors
The ASC has a Board of Directors made up of between 9 and 15 directors who are elected for a 3-year term. Volunteers receive benefits including free lift tickets, discounted and free food, and discounts at a variety of local and State businesses. Arctic Valley owes its existence to the many volunteers of the Anchorage Area who have given so freely of their time, sweat, blood and dollars and to the extreme cooperation of the US Army. All tows and the original lodge were built and operated by volunteers until 1961 when the T-Bar came on line. Volunteers also played a large part in the construction of the current lodge, the lift-support buildings and the current lifts.
Friends of Arctic Valley
The mission of Friends of Arctic Valley is to support the Anchorage Ski Club and to protect, develop and enhance the recreational, environmental, cultural, military and historic resources at Arctic Valley. The goals of this group are to (1) Ensure public access to Arctic Valley via the Arctic Valley road, (2) Support the ASC in its mission, and (3) Support preservation and restoration of Nike Site Summit. If interested in this group, please check the appropriate box.
Skiers Code of Conduct
Skiing can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country and other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by disabled or other skiers. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience.
- Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
- People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
- You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
- Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
- Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
- Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
- Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.
KNOW THE CODE. IT’S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
This is a partial list. Be safety conscious.
Officially endorsed by: NATIONAL SKI AREAS ASSOCIATION.
Inherent Risks of Skiing
WARNING. Under Alaska law, the risk of an injury to person or property resulting from any of the inherent dangers and risks of skiing rests with the skier. Inherent dangers and risks of skiing include changing weather conditions; existing and changing snow conditions; bare spots, rocks, stumps and trees; collisions with natural objects, man-made objects, or other skiers; variations in terrain; and the failure of skiers to ski within their own abilities.