Merry Marmot Festival
- Date: Mar 31, 2018
- Times: 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
- Location: Arctic Valley/Anchorage Ski Club
Join the locals at Arctic Valley's annual spring festival! Arctic Valley packs the day with of activities for the whole family, including fat tire bike races, tubing races, parallel slalom, downhill dummy launch, kids' snowshoe obstacle race, a costume contest and uphill/downhill relay race and live music. There's plenty to keep everyone entertained. If you aren't going to participate, come up to watch-admission is free!
We have a variety of fun events for all ages. You can register for the following events for $25 for adults, $10 for kids, or $50 for the whole family! Pay once and participate in as many events as you want!
Dual Slalom, three-person Chair 1 relay race, Adult tubing races, kids' tubing races, kids' snowshoe race, and the Costume Chinese Downhill.
Our premium events this year are fat tire bike races ($25) and the traditional Downhill Dummy Launch ($40). Bike races are include a loop race from the lodge to Chair 1 to the top of the saddle, then a downhill form the top of the saddle back to the lodge! Bike races start at 11 a.m.
The Downhill Dummy Launch is our premier event, and highest profile, with everyone watching from the lodge while your dummy soars off the jump! Dummies are $40 each to enter. the only restriction is the dummy must be on skis or snowboard(s) and can't be dangerous to spectators.
Blue & Gold Board Shop is back for their second annual Legends of Alaska showcase. Even if you don't want to participate in the events, there's lots to watch. We will have music from Neutrino Surfers along with A watch and A Handshake!
A taco bar provided by Peppercini's will be available for dinner, with beans, beef, chicken and wild Alaska salmon tacos. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids, including a beverage.
We offer pre-registration for the bike races; all other events can be signed up for at the lodge.