Photos: Anchorage, Alaska’s Winter Wonderland
As the fall season fades, Anchorage transforms into a winter wonderland. Ice skaters slide across frozen city ponds. Cross-country skiers glide down sun-dappled forest trails. Crystalline chunks of sea ice stud the Cook Inlet coast, and the snow-capped Chugach Mountains become the perfect playground for snowshoeing, snowmachining, skiing, and sledding.
Anchorage has 105 miles of maintained cross-country ski trails. Click here for a map of current grooming and trail conditions.
The municipality maintains multiple outdoor lake skating and hockey rinks around Anchorage: Click here for locations and current ice conditions.
Browse the gallery below for additional Anchorage winter inspiration, and follow the links to find even more ways to enjoy the city in the snow season.