Annual Auction

October 6, 2018: The Sounds of Silence

We're taking the big plunge! When thinking about what would most improve the Arctic Valley experience, one thing came to everyone's mind: make the T-bar quiet! We're working with Superior Tramway on a refurbishment project for summer 2019 to make the T-bar as quiet (or quieter!) than Chair 2. Removing the roar of the open gear drive on this lift will make Arctic Valley a much more peaceful, pleasant experience. We hope you're as excited about this project as we are!

This will be a $75,000-100,000 project, and we're using the Auction as our first fundraiser to work towards that goal. We hope you'll join us in making this huge improvement to Arctic Valley!


Adults: $50 in advance, $60 at the door
Kids (5-12): $20 in advance, $30 at the door
Cynosure Lounge: Sold Out!

Ticket pre-sales have ended. A limited quantity of tickets will be available at the door @ $60 for adults, and $30 for children.

Additional Info

The evening will start with the Cynosure Lounge opening at 4:30, offering a hosted selection of Cynosure Brewing beers and appetizers. The Lounge also offers early access to the silent auction items. Lounge tickets are available through advanced online sale only.

The silent auction bidding begins at 5:00pm. Enjoy appetizers, beer, and wine while bidding on sports gear, clothing, artwork, gift certificates and other unique items. There will be three auction sections, each closing 20 minutes apart. The first section closes at 6:00, so be sure to be there when the doors open!

Dinner will be served at 7pm, after the last silent auction table has closed. Peppercini's will be catering dinner this year - this year they've prepared a custom traditional menu for us! We'll have a selection of fine local beers, and wine available with dinner.

At 7:30 the winner of the raffle will be drawn. The prize is any item from the live auction catalog! Afterwards the live auction will start, followed by the dessert auction.

Live Auction Items

Matson has generously donated a 40' container or vehicle move from Tacoma to Anchorage (or vice versa)!
Moving out of state? Building a cabin? Want to bring a car up from the Lower 48? College kid have a ton of furniture? Have your eye on this sweet limo snow cat? 
This donation can also be used for a container/vehicle move between Tacoma or Anchorage and Kodiak or Dutch Harbor.

Maston's generous donation can make any of these things happen! This will be a live auction item. Donation value is up to $5500. Due to the large value and specialized nature of this donation, we will be taking sealed bids for this item only. Please see how to submit a bid here.
Founded in 1882, Matson is a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific. Matson provides a vital lifeline to the economy Alaska, currently operating in Dutch Harbor, Kodiak and Anchorage. With a seasoned Alaska workforce, Matson is providing expertise and excellence in transportation and shipping. Since 2015, Matson has given nearly $1 million to local charities and students throughout Alaska.
Alaska Airlines has generously donated two roundtrip coach tickets, valid for travel anywhere in their system! These tickets have no blackout dates, so are perfect for a Thanksgiving or Christmas getaway where retail ticket prices are super expensive! Ticket value is $1250 each, and must be ticketed prior to their expiration date (October 6, 2019).
Come and experience the greatest untracked powder of your life and escape the hassles, crowds, traffic and lift lines of the resorts with our heli skiing experiences. You’ll find yourself awed with the scale and beauty of the majestic mountains of Alaska, where pristine powder and seemingly unlimited terrain are waiting just for you!

Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to be an expert to enjoy heli skiing or heli boarding. We cater to strong intermediate through expert skiers and riders, and we welcome first time heli skiers and boarders. All you need is a good attitude, respect for the mountains, and to arrive in ski shape. Your ability level should be strong intermediate or better, and have some experience with off-piste conditions. Our goal is to find you the best untracked powder that you have ever experienced.

Fine print:

  • Must be used during 2019 heli skiing season
  • Reservations subject to availability

Our ultralight ski for dawn-to-dusk missions and technical descents in soft conditions, the Black Diamond Helio 105 ski balances playful, soft-snow performance with technical precision. The Helio’s pre-preg carbon fiber layup makes it incredibly light for big vert days and technical ascents, while maintaining a smooth flex and torsional stiffness for reliable, responsive skiing on the way down. Early rise in the tip and tail improves flotation and trail-breaking efficiency, and an ABS tail protector also has an integrated skin-clip tab to keep your skins from sliding off.
  • Versatile 105-mm waist with early rise tip and tail
  • Pre-preg carbon fiber layup offers torsional stiffness and balanced flex
  • Ultralight engineered balsa flax wood core
  • 5 mm beveled ABS sidewalls
  • ABS tail protector with integrated skin-clip tab
  • Optimal use: 70% soft snow/30% hard snow
  • Mounting with telemark bindings is not recommended

Life Member Registration

Life members receive free admission to the auction for themselves and one guest. Pre-registration has ended, but we will have a limited number of seats available at the door.




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