October 3-10, 2020: New Beginnings
We have made amazing progress this year including the signing of our agreement with Alaska State Parks to continue our operations at Arctic Valley. The long-term stability afforded by this concession agreement begins a new era for ASC and Arctic Valley. This year’s auction theme, "New Beginnings," reflects the significant opportunities now available to Anchorage Ski Club. With the continued support of our community, we can continue to build an institution that spans generations of Alaskans and provides continued access to year-round alpine sports for enthusiasts of all ages, abilities, and interests. We are currently putting our vision together in a long term strategic plan which includes lodge improvements, lift upgrades, and improved recreation opportunities.
We are in the midst of our online auction! The last items close at 6:30pm on Saturday, October 10th. See the link below to bid - there's lots of great gear, gift cards, and experiences. Our virtual live auction will be held the evening of October 10th with a live auctioneer. Bidders can participate from their location and bids will be taken interactively on our auction website (see Bid Now link below). We’re excited that this year’s auction format will enable more participation from a broader audience than our past events which were limited by lodge capacity.
Friday, October 9
- 9am-5pm: Wine Auction
Saturday, October 10
- 9am-5pm: Pick up wine auction bottles at Arctic Valley Lodge
- 10am: Raffle ticket sales end
- 4-6pm: Pick up take & bake dinners from Crush Restaurant (328 G St)
- 5pm: Pick up take & bake dinners from Crush Bottle Shop (10950 O’Malley Centre Drive)
- 5pm: Doors open for VIP ticket holders
- 6pm: Dinner served for VIP ticket holders
- 6:30pm: Last online auction items close
- 7pm: Raffle drawing and virtual live auction begins (see catalog)
We have a very special raffle this year: a private ski day at Arctic Valley for you and 25 friends! Choose any non-operating day during our winter season, and invite your friends for a private day of skiing on the T-bar and/or Chair 1. This is an exclusive that we've never offered before - and it can be yours for just a $100 ticket. We're selling 300 tickets total, so get your ski friends together, buy some tickets, and plan for an awesome exclusive day at Arctic Valley this winter!
The fine print: Valid for any non-operating day winter 2020-21 (Mon-Fri through end of February; Mon-Wed through end of April). Arrangements must be made at least 5 days in advance. Rescheduling will be permitted for weather closures only. Odds of winning are 1 in 300. Purchaser must be at least 18 years of age.
If you don't win the first prize, we'll also hold a second place drawing where the winner gets their choice of ANY live auction item before the live auction starts.
We recognize that the auction is an important fall social event for many of our members and supporters. To continue that tradition as best we can, we'll be offering take and bake meals by Crush Bistro for dinner on Saturday, October 10th along with our virtual-live auction programming. If you'd like to gather with members of your social bubble, you can enjoy that social experience of the live auction, great food, and friends, in the comfort of your (or a friend's) home. There will be a hard cut off on October 3rd for dinner orders, so Crush has time to prepare. Dinner tickets are $80 for two, and includes a 5% discount on wines purchased at Crush's bottle shops when picking up your order.
There will also be a VIP experience available as part of the auction. If allowed by Municipality regulations, we will host a 25-person dinner, catered by Crush Bistro (including wine pairings) at the lodge for the live auction on October 10th. If regulations do not allow an in-person dinner, we will deliver the same food and wine to your house for dinner that night. This VIP experience costs $125 per person.