About Moose Mountain Ski Resort
Moose Mountain Ski and Snowboard Area
Moose Mountain Ski and Snowboard area in Fairbanks, Alaska is located on south facing slopes overlooking the Tanana Valley and the Alaska Range. Alaskan skiers and snowboarders love to ride Moose Mountain. Due to our southern exposure, we are shielded from the prevailing Northeasterly winds and get hours of sun each day. With Fairbanks’ typical temperature inversion Moose Mountain averages 20 to 30 degrees warmer than temperatures in town.
With 1,300 feet of vertical, most of Moose Mountain ski and snowboard terrain is intermediate and advanced and not recommended for beginners. For 2017, we have added a short beginner lift to access the gentler terrain near the Base Lodge.
Our primary lift service normally consists of variable capacity turbo charged terrestrial trams. Buses with ski racks, in other words. Unfortunately, there is a serious driver shortage this year, and we are obliged to find other options. We offer “self shuttle” passes this winter, for people with awd vehicles and winter tires to simply drive each other to the summit and take turns driving the vehicle back down. The other option is “skinning and hiking”, basically climbing the mountain with skins on your skis or backpacking your skis or board to the top.
We are only charging for the grooming and plowing, which is about half the cost of the bus service.