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|Experiencing winter in Alaska is something you won't
ever forget. But people often have preconceived notions about what
winter is like here in Alaska... But the reality is really something a
Sure, it gets cold here, but mostly what sets Alaska apart from the rest of the world is the length of the winter. If we use the first snow as the benchmark, winter arrives in September, and stays around until April.
Alaskans love winter activities - whether it is dog mushing, snowmachining, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing... or something else, the Alaska Experience isn't complete until you've visited in the winter.
Many people ask us when is the best time to come to Alaska in the winter. Winter days in Alaska are pretty amazing no matter what, but not all days are created equal. September and October are often extensions of summer, but it can snow at any time, so planning a visit around a specific activity can be a little challenging. November, December and January are decidedly winter months, with snow and short days. Skiers love this time of year, because snow conditions improve almost daily... but a clear night can mean really cold temperatures. By February and March, the weather is moderating, the snow is at its best, and daylight is approaching twelve or thirteen hours a day.
The Alaska Winter Calendar
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