The Vision of the Anchorage Ski Club (ASC) is to become the premier alpine recreation location in Anchorage. The Mission of the ASC is to provide recreational and educational opportunities at Arctic Valley. ASC's core values are Preservation, Education, Recreation and Community (PERC). ASC's Core Purpose is to provide an Alpine Experience at Arctic Valley.
And of course - to HAVE FUN!!!
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
Donations to the Anchorage Ski Club help cover the operating expenses for our facilities and activities at Arctic Valley. The ASC provides low cost access to recreational activities in the alpine environment of Chugach State Park. Winter activities include alpine and telemark skiing, snowboarding, backcountry access and a tube park. Summer activities include hiking, berry picking, wildflower identification and just about anything else you could think of to do above treeline during a beautiful Alaskan summer. We have a large day lodge, ski lifts, a tube park, an espresso shack, and trailhead facilities (a kiosk, outdoor toilets and picnic shelters). We also help maintain the 8 mile long Arctic Valley Road.
We charge user fees (lift tickets, tube park passes, parking fees) but because we try to keep our fees as low as possible, they do not bring in nearly enough to support our operating expenses. We supplement our fees with membership dues from our members and by renting out our ski lodge for weddings in the summer, and from donations.
In addition to helping with day to day operating expenses such as heat, lights, plowing and insurance, donations also help with major repairs and capital improvements. Things like new radios for the ski patrol, replacing broken windows and doors, the summer espresso shack (refurbished entirely through donations) and a new septic system. We are currently working through a refurbishment program for all of our ski lifts.
The Anchorage Ski Club greatly appreciates your donations and we are always grateful when donations allow us to make improvements at our beloved area!