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Arctic Valley’s ski season is over. We look forward to opening again next winter, and the fun activities we’ve got planned for the summer! Our 3rd annual Summer Jam is Saturday, June 15. Many more details to come. We’ll also be pouring beer at the Black Diamond Block Party on 4th Ave May 10th with Blackwater Railroad.
Arctic Valley’s boundaries are now open to uphill travel. Please read the below statement regarding avalanche hazards at Arctic Valley this spring:
As the ski season at Arctic Valley ends, so does our avalanche mitigation program. People venturing into the area need to understand that this is avalanche country and need to treat it as such, applying backcountry training, decision making, carrying the proper gear, and using safe travel rituals to the area. The warm temperatures and solar radiation is quickly deteriorating the snowpack, which can lead to both soft and hard slab avalanches, especially in the later afternoon and early evening. The creek is beginning to open, use caution when crossing it. Avoid standing on or under the cornice, as large sections can break off at any time. Arctic Valley will not be staffed nor geared up to provide a response to an avalanche in Arctic Valley for the rest of the season. Enter at your own risk. We look forward to seeing everyone in the fall!
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Last update: Sunday, April 7th
Arctic Valley Road has fully melted out. Please take the low spots with potholes slowly, and steer clear of any muddy spots. The road is nearly in summer conditions and can safely be driven in 2WD vehicles.
Below is the current schedule for military live fire exercises on Arctic Valley Road:
April 10-12 (Wednesday-Friday) – 9am-4pm
April 16-18 (Tuesday-Thursday) – 9am-5pm
April 25-26 (Thursday-Friday) – 8am-5pm
May 28-31 (Tuesday-Friday) – 8am-8pm
June 3-7 (Monday-Friday) – 8am-5pm
June 10-13 (Monday-Thursday) – 8am-6pm
June 20 (Thursday) – 8am-8pm
June 24-28 (Monday-Friday) – 8am-5:30pm
For most exercises, road guards will allow traffic to flow every 20-30 minutes in each direction. For some exercises, the waits may be 30-40 minutes. The road (unless noted below) should not be ‘closed’. If road guards are communicating longer wait times than those listed above, or telling you the road is closed, please call JBER Range Control at 907-384-6230 and report the issue. They will work to make sure the units conducting training are following the road access rules.
Last update: Friday, April 13th