New snow last 24 hours: 3″+ wind affected
New snow since last week: 2″
Total snow depth: 28″ ish
Update 11:00am Sunday:
Unfortunately we’re closed today. High winds mean it’s unsafe to even run the t-bar – it partially derailed while we were running our snow safety team up the mountain this morning. There’s snow in the forecast this week, so next weekend will be better!
Sunday morning update:
It’s been snowing all night, accompanied by some pretty good south winds. Overall this is good news, as it packs snow in, especially in the bowls and on north-facing slopes. As of 8:30am, we have 50mph gusts, and steady winds of 30mph at the top of Chair 2. It isn’t as bad at the lodge, but we’re going to start with Chair 1 and 2 on wind hold this morning. We plan to operate the T-bar, rope tow, and tubing hill as scheduled today.
Due to the wind hold, lift tickets will be discounted! $25 for adults, $10 for members, and life members ski free.
For entertainment today, we have live music from Barry & Broc from 2:30-5:30. We’re also featuring Marco T’s delicious pizza in the cafe. Join us for a beer or wine and pizza after tubing or riding and listen to some great music!
Uphill travel is CLOSED within Arctic Valley Ski Area boundaries. Backcountry travelers can continue to access Chugach State Park land from the Arctic Valley trailhead. Follow the trail behind the kiosk over the top of the tube park, and stay to the north (left) side of Tokle Creek. We will be grooming and do snow safety activities starting this weekend, so please follow our closures for everyone’s safety.
Ptarmigan Bowl: Groomed
Ptarmigan Ridge: Not groomed
South of Chair 1: Not groomed
Back Bowl Trail: Not groomed
Last update: Sunday, February 17th
Arctic Valley Road is in good winter driving condition. As always, we recommend AWD/4WD and/or studs. Please note that the road contractor has plowed the road very wide. The shoulders may look solid, but are not! We advise sticking to the middle 3/4-2/3 of the plowed section of the road, to avoid inadvertently sinking into the ditches.
Below is the current schedule for military live fire exercises on Arctic Valley Road:
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: Thursday, February 14th