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Arctic Valley

Arctic Valley

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

98

Rank in
Region

12

Rank in
State

3

Best time for snow at
Arctic Valley
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Monday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Tuesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Thursday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Friday
Day
0"
Night
0"
True Snow: 250" per year
Snow Quality Rank

51

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

106

Arctic Valley is ranked No. 106 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

10.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

5.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

30.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

106

Arctic Valley is ranked No. 106 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

51

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Arctic Valley

Core Strengths
Travel Ease
rank
46
score
78.1
Snow Quality
rank
51
score
65.5
Expert
rank
97
score
35.4

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

1500 ft

400 ft
Base Elevation: 2500 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Arctic Valley

Arctic Valley has no detail snow data, but we accept the published average of 250 inches snowfall. Its inland location near Anchorage is well leeward of the Chugach mountains, so half of Alyeska's snowfall seems reasonable.. The wide open terrain is all above tree line. Since Arctic Valley is only open weekends, powder can accumulate through the week.

Accumulation and Preservation

Arctic Valley has no detail snow data, but we accept the published average of 250 inches snowfall. Its inland location near Anchorage is well leeward of the Chugach mountains, so half of Alyeska's snowfall seems reasonable.. The wide open terrain is all above tree line. Since Arctic Valley is only open weekends, powder can accumulate through the week.