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.

The northern lights add vibrant color to winter nights near Anchorage
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…
Snowshoeing on trails of the Anchorage Hillside
10 Best Winter Activities in Anchorage, Alaska
Shimmering auroras, snow fun, cool events and plenty of cozy spots - it all part of winter in Anchorage. Find the 10 best ideas for a visit…
Shimmering auroras, snow fun, cool events and plenty of cozy spots - it all part of winter in Anchorage. Find the 10 best ideas for a visit…
Dog sledding in Anchorage
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.
Anchorage skiing at Alyeska Resort
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,…
Running of the Reindeer at Anchorage Fur Rendezvous
Fur Rondy
Sprint with reindeer, swing for the fences in snowshoes, or just enjoy fireworks in the winter skies. Alaska's largest winter festival is…
Sprint with reindeer, swing for the fences in snowshoes, or just enjoy fireworks in the winter skies. Alaska's largest winter festival is…
Skiing at Alyeska Resort
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.