Hours of Operation

Ski Area hours:

  • Saturday 10:30-4:30
  • Sunday 11:00-4:30

 Tube Park hours are:

  • Saturday 10:30am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday 10:30am - 5:00pm

The Arctic Valley gate is open 6am-10pm.

Lift Ticket Prices

Adults (19-59) - $35
Student/Senior/Military - $30
Kids (7-12) - $20
Under 7/Over 70 - FREE
Tube Park - $15

ASC Members
Adults (19-59) - $25
Student/Senior/Military - $20
Kids (7-12) - $10
Lifetime Member - $15
Tube Park - $10

Intro to Backcountry

This is an excellent place to start if you are just getting into backcountry skiing. This is a 1.5 day class that teaches participants basic avalanche awareness, companion rescue, and provides an introduction to the concepts and equipment used in backcountry skiing and recreating.

Friday night (3 hrs) at Ski AK in Anchorage:
  • Basic avalanche awareness and safety
  • Intro to proper equipment (selection and use)
Saturday (all day) at Arctic Valley:
  • Trip planning & safe travel
  • Companion rescue techniques and practice
  • Field session tour - practice concepts learned

All levels of beginners welcome. Modes of travel: alpine touring, telemark, splitboard, snowboard/snowshoe, snowshoe.

Required Equipment: Students must have their own backcountry and avalanche equipment including beacon, probe, and shovel*.  Skis, snowshoes, snowboards, or nordic equipment are acceptable.

February 24 & 25, 2017 - Sold Out!  You can sign in for wait list on registration page. Do not pay unless we contact you.

Cost: $175 Click here for Registration

(If you are wanting to improve on your backcountry skiing skills, we recommend you consider our backcountry riding skills class. Registering for both and get a discount!)

*Equipment rental is available from Alaska Backcountry Rentals www.alaskabcrentals.com