Alpenglow


Alpenglow at Arctic Valley is situated in Chugach State Park, right beside Alaska’s Anchorage. This lovely ski area is operated by the volunteers who are members of the Anchorage Ski Club. Alpenglow is well-known by snow sport aficionados from around the continent. So whether you are a skier, snowboarder, telemark fan or ski skater, Alpenglow is a ski area you do not want to miss.

Alpenglow at Arctic Valley’s four ski lifts carry eager skiers and snowboarders up the mountainsides into this winter playground of 320 acres. The summit of Rendezvous peak reaches up 4 000 feet, creating a total vertical of 1 400 feet for Alpenglow. Recipient of about 250 inches of snow per annum, Alaska’s Alpenglow offers lovely ski conditions. In addition, the terrain has 15 snowboarding runs. People of all ability levels can enjoy the snow shrouded slopes of Alpenglow, which are rated 20% beginner, 50% intermediate and 30% advanced. Test out your skills on Alpenglow’s bowls, namely Champagne, Bradley, Rendezvous and Ptarmigan. In 2001 Alpenglow introduced a terrain park. Snowboarders will be thrilled by the number and variety of features with plenty of rails and kickers. So head off to Alpenglow at Arctic Valley between November and March for snow sport galore.

The cherry on top is Alpenglow’s well-maintained lodge. Amenities at the lodge include equipment rental and a cafeteria. It is also possible to rent a portion of the lodge during the season. Winter is not the only season for good times at Alpenglow. During the summer months you can hike several trails, go berry picking or test your strength with mountain biking.

So, if you weren’t too sure where to spend your vacation time this year, Alaska should be top of the list and a stop at Alpenglow at Arctic Valley is a must.