Snow is nothing more than water that won’t let people swim in it. Teach stubborn liquid a lesson with today’s Groupon to Arctic Valley. Choose from the following options:
- For $12, you get a two-hour tubing session for two people on a Saturday (a $24 value).
- For $12, you get a two-hour tubing session for two people on a Sunday (a $24 value).
- For $32, you get two full-day adult ski-lift tickets on a Saturday (up to a $64 value).
- For $32, you get two full-day adult ski-lift tickets on a Sunday (up to a $64 value).<p>
Run by Anchorage Ski Club members and volunteers, the nonprofit Arctic Valley stretches its snowy peaks across 320 acres of seasonal playground, beckoning outdoor adventurers to sloping hills and lifts that rise high above Anchorage. During a two-hour tubing expedition, duos plunge down powdery knolls, racing fellow tubers or attempting to break the land-speed record for donuts. Alternatively, skiers can revel in an all-day pass that ferries them toward a bevy of ski trails on expertly maintained chair lifts that double as thrones for regal arctic bunnies.
In 1937, the nonprofit Anchorage Ski Club coalesced with the aim of preserving the Arctic Valley, which is surrounded by 320 acres of snow-dusted peaks that loom up to 4,000 feet high. The valley encompasses the 6-mile Arctic Valley Road as it weaves through sites for seasonal fun. During warm months, visitors chow down at the trailhead's picnic tables before hiking the 4-mile Rendezvous Peak trail, an easy path that overlooks the Anchorage Bowl, Cook Inlet, and other scenery that inspires awe and spontaneous poetry slams. As the sun sets on summer, wintry activities such as tubing and skiing take center stage. Ski routes range in difficulty, but each powdery course exudes the calm and isolation of backcountry with the safety features of a resort. Kids who are too young to surf the slopes can mold snow into forts, sled, or relax at Alpenglow Lodge. The sunny lodge lures in both youngsters and parents with two floors lofted over panoramic views of Anchorage.
Ski Bowl Rd.
Anchorage, Alaska 99505