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 Monday 5/2/22

New snow last 24 hours: 0″

New snow since last week: 0″

Total snow depth: 30″+

Arctic Valley Ski Area is closed for the season, and ski area boundaries are open for backcountry skiing/riding. The ski area is not patrolled, and no avalanche mitigation is being performed. Please treat the terrain as you would any backcountry area. Always stay away from the lifts, as they may start at any time without warning.

Note: We will be taking down the mountain on Saturday, May 7, and Ptarmigan Bowl will be closed that day.

Grooming report

Base & beginner areas: Groomed Friday April 29th

Ptarmigan Bowl: Groomed Friday April 22nd

Return from the saddle/backcountry up track: Groomed Saturday April 23rd

Road Conditions

Updated: Saturday 4/2/22

Arctic Valley Road is melted out, and is dirt all the way to the parking lot. It is muddy in places – please avoid these spots as driving through them makes it worse.

Please obey the speed limits on Arctic Valley Road. The JBER MPs have been very active and have given out lots of tickets.

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

  • None currently scheduled

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.

View our weather station’s data and charts here

Chair 2 Ridgetop Weather Station: