Arctic Valley Alpenglow is located within Chugach State Park, 10 miles north-east of downtown Anchorage. A five dollar parking fee for allows you to park in the lot all day. In the summer months, Arctic Valley has many trails for hiking. From easy to hard, there is one to fit every recreational needs. In the autumn months, the mountain slopes are a favorite berry picking spot for many Anchorage residents and visitors. Hikers and berry pickers should carry bear pepper spray and wear noisemakers. Be "bear aware" if you are alone on the mountain. Alpenglow Ski Resort and Recreation Area offers skiing and snow boarding in the winter. Four chairlifts service twenty-five trails for the complete beginner to the advanced expert. Alpenglow ski area is open on weekends from 10:30am to 1 hour before twilight sets in from Mid-November to Late March.