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Anchorage is the perfect winter destination with spectacular opportunities for winter activities, adventure and recreation. Blanketed with pristine white, fluffy stuff from mid-October through early April, Anchorage sparkles under brilliant blue skies that burn into bright starry Alaska nights. Mild winter temperatures, abundant snowfall, bordering mountains and miles of untamed snow amaze Alaska visitors seeking the ultimate winter experience.

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A snowmobile tour can get you into the Alaska backcountry.
A snowmobile tour can get you into the Alaska backcountry. ©Glacier City Snowmobile Tours

Winter Articles

Snow, trails and wild tails! The Last Great Race is an endurance race through wide-open spaces of Alaska for the four-legged, gold-medal athletes of the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Anchorage does Thanksgiving a little different.  While there is plenty of turkey with all the trimmings, it is also the right place for top-flight college hoops and holiday events that sparkle.
Ring in the New Year in Anchorage; sing “Auld Lang Syne” in Alaska! From fireworks extravaganzas to intimate dinners, Anchorage, Alaska, is the place to be to welcome 2015!
While a lot of regions are coy about their snowfall and the fun to be found under their blankets of white, Anchorage has plenty to boast. 
Only in Anchorage, Alaska can competitors square off in outhouse races, craft massive yet intricate snow sculptures, and dash to keep clear of reindeer Pamplona-style.
Anchorage is the ultimate destination for winter fun. Weekends are jam-packed with cool events that honor Alaska traditions and celebrate the last great days of winter. 
Snow blankets the ground and the northern lights dance overhead. It’s winter in Anchorage. If you think it’s time to hibernate, however, you’re in the wrong place. When the snow flies, it’s time to...
Anchorage is home to a winter wonderland of world-class trails and slopes and a group of past, present and future winter Olympians who were raised on the trails and still use them for racing,...
Three huge events spice up late February and early March in Anchorage over 10 days - Anchorage Fur Rendezvous, the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race® and the Tour of Anchorage.
Travel to Anchorage this winter and be part of an incredible, white and toasty warm holiday season. These are just a few of the festivities, which kick off Thanksgiving week in Anchorage.