A view from the lodge roof looking approximately East towards Ptarmigan Bowl. Click to see a larger image. Provided by our friends at Borealis Broadband.

Snow Report

Updated Friday 11/24/2023

New snow last 24 hours: 0″

New snow since last week: 0″

Total snow depth: 10+”

We’re preparing for a December 9th opening for the ski area! Unfortunately it’s been above freezing here with a strong inversion for the last couple days so we have lost a bit of snow. More is in the forecast for this week! Buy your membership or season pass here.

We are still hiring weekend lift operators! Work with us this winter – $16/hr + $2/hr end of season bonus and free lunches.

Arctic Valley is currently open to uphill traffic. Please note:

  • No ski patrol is available
  • Marked and unmarked natural and man-made obstacles exist – ride at your own risk
  • No avalanche mitigation is being performed. Treat Arctic Valley as you would any backcountry terrain
  • Ski lifts may start at ANY TIME. Do not enter loading/unloading areas, or climb towers or bullwheels.
  • PLEASE pay the $5 parking fee at the trailhead kiosk, or use our credit card parking machine on the deck at the Rendezvous Cafe. Or buy a membership!

For questions, please contact us at (Wed-Sun) or 907-301-1031 (Thu-Sun).

Need to purchase a season pass or membership? Get yours now!

View our weather station’s data and charts here

Grooming report

Base & beginner areas: N/A

Ptarmigan Bowl: N/A

Return from the saddle/backcountry up track: N/A

Road Conditions

Updated: Wednesday 11/29/23

We have sanded the bottom of the road, and it’s in good winter driving condition. 4WD/AWD or 2WD with studs are highly recommended.

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 above) 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.

Chair 2 Ridgetop Weather Station:

Air Temp: 22.1 °F
Relative Humidity: 79%
Wind Speed: 13mph from 63°
Max Gust: 22mph

Last Updated: 40 minutes ago
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