There are so many great adventures to be had here in Alaska. Much of
the mystery and allure of those adventures comes from the extreme
environment - long, cold winters, long nights and short winter days,
glaciers and mountains, just to name a few. But for many Alaskans, and
for many visitors, winter is the reason to be here...
|We get a lot of inquiries about dog sled adventures, and in
the winter, there are many different options available. If you'd
just like to take a ride on a dogsled, there are one-hour
dogsled rides available. Your guide does the driving, and
you just sit back and relax as the dogs take you through the
snow. You can combine a night-time dogsled right with a gourmet
dinner and northern lights viewing, if you like.
feeling a little more adventurous, you can take a short half-day
class where you actually learn to drive your own dogsled... and
if that isn't enough for you, you can set out the next day
on an overnight dogsled trip to a cabin, or even on a week-long
adventure through the Alaska Range.
|If you'd like a little change of pace, you can
start off with the dogs, and end with the iron dogs -
snowmobiles (or, as we call them here, snowmachines).
Snowmachine tours range from an hour, to half or full day trips,
or even multiple day adventures. When you combine then with a
dogsled adventure, you'll set off for a couple days by dogsled,
spend the night at a great wilderness lodge, then explore by
snowmachine for several days before returning back to Fairbanks.
|Alaska also has some world-class downhill
skiing. Alyeska Resort in Girdwood (about 30 to 40 minutes
southeast of Anchorage) receives many feet of snow every year,
and offers terrain for every skier and snowboarder. If you're a
cross-country skier, Alaska offers some of the world's best
nordic skiing. Anchorage and Fairbanks both have many miles of
lighted and groomed trails, and many parks and wilderness areas
offer excellent cross-country skiing opportunities.
looking to hook into that big fish, but can't wait until summer,
ice fishing in Alaska for trout, salmon, char and pike is
available in lakes across the state - and charters for king
salmon (we call them feeder kings, because they are here feeding
all year) are available out of Homer throughout the winter.
Portable ice fishing shanty on
Mirror Lake, near Anchorage.
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If you're looking for an
Alaskan dogsledding adventure, we partner with
for Adventure... and if you're interested in
flightseeing Mt. McKinley or heading out to a
checkpoint on the Iditarod, we partner with
Talkeetna Air Taxi.