Winter in Anchorage

Adventures & Auroras

While a lot of regions are coy about their snowfall and the fun to be found under blankets of white, Anchorage has plenty to boast. Alaska's favorite winter activities are all right here.

The northern lights shimmer over Alaska, signature events make Anchorage the hottest place to be and unrivaled outdoor adventures on skis, skates and sleds fill the days from November to April. Whether you want to play in the snow, curl up next to the fireplace or celebrate winter in classic Alaska form, Anchorage is the perfect winter destination.

Photos: Anchorage, Alaska’s Winter Wonderland
From snowshoeing and skiing to sledding and more, Anchorage is packed with ways to enjoy the snow season. Find inspiration for outdoor fun.
From snowshoeing and skiing to sledding and more, Anchorage is packed with ways to enjoy the snow season. Find inspiration for outdoor fun.
Northern Lights Viewing
Vibrant blues, pinks, greens and yellows sway in the sky, marking the path of the dancing aurora. The shimmering opus can be seen swirling…
Vibrant blues, pinks, greens and yellows sway in the sky, marking the path of the dancing aurora. The shimmering opus can be seen swirling…
Dog Sledding
Take charge of a dog team and learn how to navigate Alaska's winter landscapes. Dog sledding unlocks snow covered trails.
Take charge of a dog team and learn how to navigate Alaska's winter landscapes. Dog sledding unlocks snow covered trails.
Skiing, Heli-Skiing & Snowboarding
Skiers and snowboarders have three choices for alpine skiing within 45 minutes of downtown Anchorage – all of which offer stunning views,…
Skiers and snowboarders have three choices for alpine skiing within 45 minutes of downtown Anchorage – all of which offer stunning views,…
Fur Rondy
Alaska's largest winter festival is here in Anchorage.
Alaska's largest winter festival is here in Anchorage.
Plan Your Trip
The northern lights, deep powder and the sparkling city: it’s all here in Anchorage. Get help from the pros and make your winter visit sparkle.
The northern lights, deep powder and the sparkling city: it’s all here in Anchorage. Get help from the pros and make your winter visit sparkle.