Conditions

Snow Report

New snow last 24 hours: 0″

New snow since last week: 0″

Total snow depth: 3″

Arctic Valley Ski Area is not yet open for the season. We hope to be open the first weekend in December, but need about two feet of snowfall for that to happen. Our tubing park will likely open the first weekend of December (pending snowmaking).

Uphill travel is currently allowed within Arctic Valley’s boundaries, with the exception of the area from the top of the tube park bullwheel to the base of Chair 2. There are high-pressure water lines and high-voltage power lines in this area, plus the groomer and snowmachines are active in this area. Arctic Valley’s boundaries will close to uphill travel when we start preparing the area for opening.

Grooming Status

Ptarmigan Bowl: N/A

Ptarmigan Ridge: N/A

South of Chair 1: N/A

Back Bowl Trail: N/A

Last update: Friday, November 16th

Road Conditions

Arctic Valley Road is in very slick in spots. Parts of the road have been sanded, but some areas in between are glare ice. Safe areas are generally available on either side of the road where at least two tires can get traction. Please exercise caution, particularly when travelling down the road. We continue to work with the military and road contractor to improve the road’s condition. Please note that the parking lots are also very icy, so please use caution.

Below is the current schedule for military live fire exercises on Arctic Valley Road:

November 12-16 (Monday-Friday) 9am-5pm

November 26-27 (Monday-Tuesday) 8am-9pm

November 28 (Wednesday) 8am-5pm

November 29-30 (Thursday-Friday) 8am-9pm

December 3-4 (Monday-Tuesday) 8am-9:30pm

December 10 (Monday) 9am-4:30pm

December 11-12 (Tuesday-Wednesday) 9am-5pm

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, November 16th