Alyeska Resort opens its slopes to skiing this weekend with more snow than almost any other in North America: 295 inches total, 112 inches at the base.
Veteran Iditarod musher Thomas Waerner of Torpa, Norway, crossed under the burled arch in Nome to claim his first Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race championship.
Ned Rozell and two friends set off on a 100-mile journey through the frozen Yukon River.
Nowhere is this love of snowmachining more obvious than during the Iron Dog, when seventy-two riders set off across the state in one of the longest and most challenging snowmachine races in the world.
When two National Hockey League hockey players collide, their pads and body tissues can absorb enough energy to power a 100-watt light bulb for a minute and a half. During the 60 minutes of a hockey game, players can burn 6,000 calories and lose up to 15 pounds.
Snowmachining is a truly exciting way to experience Alaska’s backcountry with its towering mountain peaks silhouetted against an immense expanse of sky; unmatchable shades of blue captured in glacial ice; and networks of trails winding through thick forests and over frozen lakes.
Denali National Park is still open during the winter and there is much to do.
During aurora season, generally August 21 through April 21, there’s always the chance to catch the Northern Lights in action.
Check out these opportunities around the state for locals or out-of-state travelers to (most importantly) cuddle with husky puppies—while learning more about the official sport of the 49th State.
Veteran Iditarod musher Peter Kaiser (bib #9), of Bethel, Alaska, crossed under the burled arch in Nome at 3:39 a.m. today, claiming his first Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race championship.