Uphill Travel

No uphill travel is allowed within the ski area boundaries during our operating season. Before we open for the season, and after we close for the season, uphill travel is allowed. Note that we do not provide any avalanche mitigation or ski patrol services outside of our operating season.

Retention Devices

All skis, snowboards, and snowbikes are required to have retention devices. Skis with backcountry-style bindings without brakes are required to have leashes. This is required under Alaska law, see Sec 5.45.100(c)2


No drones are allowed at Arctic Valley without our express permission, granted in advance.

Speed Wings/Paragliders

Contact Scott at SkyDance Aviation for requirements. All pilots must be signed off by SkyDance before flying at Arctic Valley during the winter operating season. They must also complete Arctic Valley’s waiver each season.

Ski Bikes

Ski Bikes are allowed. Retention devices are required for ALL ski bikes. Please note that Arctic Valley is steep, and has limited grooming. We recommend advanced ski bikers only!

Skiers Code of Conduct

Skiing can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country and other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by disabled or other skiers. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience.

  • Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  • People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  • You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
  • Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  • Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  • Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  • Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.

This is a partial list. Be safety conscious.

Inherent Risks of Skiing

WARNING. Under Alaska law, the risk of an injury to person or property resulting from any of the inherent dangers and risks of skiing rests with the skier. Inherent dangers and risks of skiing include changing weather conditions; existing and changing snow conditions; bare spots, rocks, stumps and trees; collisions with natural objects, man-made objects, or other skiers; variations in terrain; and the failure of skiers to ski within their own abilities.