If the game Monopoly taught us anything, it's that owning a car is a responsibility equal to that of owning a dog and that free parking is something that happens to other people. Land on the space you've been eyeing with this Groupon.
$12 for Annual Trailhead Parking Pass ($25 Value)
Positioned at the hub of summer and wintertime recreation, the trailhead parking lot collects funds that are channeled directly back into construction and maintenance of the lot, Arctic Valley Road, and nearby trails.
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.
10 Arctic Valley Rd.
Anchorage, Alaska 99504