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 Sunday 4/21/2024

New snow last 24 hours: 0″

New snow since last week: 0″

Total snow depth: 30+”

Lift Schedule – Saturday & Sunday April 27 & 28

T-bar: 12:00-6:00

Rope Tow: 12:00-6:00

Chair 1: 12:00-3:00

Chair 2: 3:00-5:30

Bonus Weekend #2:

Thanks to your support, we’ll be open another weekend! We’ll be open Saturday & Sunday (April 27 & 28) from noon-6pm. The T-bar and rope tow will spin all day, Chair 1 will be open 12-3, and Chair 2 3-5:30 (tentative schedule). We’ll have rentals available, along with live music in the Afterglow Pub, and a limited menu in the kitchen.

To keep our spring riding going, we need your help! It costs about $12,000 to operate the ski area for the weekend. To be the last ski area open in Alaska on May 4th, we need your help! Bring your friends, buy your season pass for next year, and have a pretzel and beer on the deck!

Our annual Season Pass Sale is on! Buy now and ride the rest of this season free, and next year at this year’s prices! Buy online or at the ticket counter.

Arctic Valley is closed for inbounds uphill travel. The trail up the saddle is in for those wanting to ski off of Mt Gordon-Lyon. Please respect the ski area boundaries.

Grooming report

Base & beginner areas: Sunday April 21st

Ptarmigan Bowl: Saturday April 20th

Return from the saddle/backcountry up track: Saturday April 20th

South of Chair 1: Saturday April 20th

Reservation Availability – Saturday April 20th

Ski & Snowboard Lessons

Lessons are not available for the remainder of the 23-24 season.

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

Road Conditions

Updated: Saturday April 20th

Arctic Valley Road is melted out. Please be wary potholes and muddy sections, and try to avoid driving through mud and making it worse.

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: 33.7 °F
Relative Humidity: 75%
Wind Speed: 9mph from 165°
Max Gust: 15mph

Last Updated: 1 hour 15 minutes ago
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