Chair 2 Public Use Cabin

Arctic Valley’s public use cabin at the top of Chair 2 is an awesome place to spend a night! With views of Anchorage and Cook Inlet, and the solitude of being miles from the city, it’s an experience like no other.



The cabin sleeps 4 people on 2 queen-sized, padded plywood bunks. The large deck on the front side is a great place to relax and enjoy the view. For blustery days, there’s a counter inside with seating, electric lights, and adjustable electric heat. Electrical outlets are provided for charging devices, and AT&T cell service is generally good. An incinerator toilet is provided.

There is no running water or trash service in the cabin. Pack out what you pack in, and bring your own water. Please leave the cabin tidy for the next guests. Campfires are not allowed at Arctic Valley. Pets are allowed in the cabin.

We are now offering chairlift rides up! Rides are up only, and available Wednesday through Sunday, and may be cancelled for weather or staffing (with a full refund of the chairlift ride fee). To purchase (and see full description of the service), click here.


  • 2-burner electric cook top & microwave
  • Incinerator toilet
  • Adjustable electric heaters
  • 2 queen-sized padded plywood bunks (sleeps 4)
  • Electrical outlets
  • Electric lights
  • Huge deck & amazing views!


Update 11/25/22: The Chair 2 Public Use Cabin is open for summer 2023 reservations!

Once made, your reservation is not refundable and date changes are not allowed. If you can’t make your reservation, please pass it along to a friend. Beware in the fall – winter and snow sometimes comes early to Arctic Valley! It’s not uncommon to have snow at the top of the mountain at the end of September. Please note that the military occasionally does live fire exercises on Arctic Valley Road that delay traffic. You can find the schedule here (under the Arctic Valley Road tab).

The cabin is available for rent from May 2nd to mid-October. Check in time is 4pm, and check out is 12pm. You will be emailed a code to access the cabin. Please email if you haven’t received it 24 hours prior to check in.

The cabin costs $125 per night for public and Anchorage Ski Club/Arctic Valley basic members; $100 for current year Anchorage Ski Club/Arctic Valley regular, Black Diamond, or life members. If you’re not certain of your membership status, email us at You can purchase a membership here.

COVID-19 Considerations

Please bring cleaning supplies, and wipe down surfaces in the cabin when you arrive.

Remember to pack

  • Water
  • Sleeping bags
  • Food
  • Dishes/pots/cooking utensils
  • Trash bags
  • Toilet paper

Routes to access the Public Use Cabin. Click for full size image