We are the oldest ski club in Southcentral Alaska. Our area encompasses 320 acres: base elevation of 2500',
lifts rise to almost 4000' and predates Chugach State Park.
For a great history of the Arctic Valley Ski Bowl please visit the "Alaska Lost Ski Areas Project", Although Arctic Valley is not "LOST" this resource provides a rich history of the military portion of Arctic Valley which was removed.
1930's - Developed the City Ski Bowl, including a ropetow and ski jump on the bluff at 3rd and Gambell.
1937 - Anchorage Ski Club founded.
1940's - Collaborated with military on the military area. Later moved to present location. Volunteers/many
donated materials built a small lodge/outhouse, and rope tows.
1940s - Denali Ski Patrol founded.
1930s-50s - Sponsored ski trains, group outings, and dances/parties.
1961- T-Bar replaced ropetows.
1961-1996 - Paid employees operate area.
1968 - Chair 1 opened.
1972 - Existing lodge built partially by volunteers/donated materials.
1979 - Chair 2 completed.
1997 - Resumed volunteer operations.
1980s-90s - Offered night skiing.2001 - Achieved 501(c)3 status.
2002 - Groomer purchased, repairing/ refurbishing facilities.