Iditarod Sled Dog Race downtown Anchorage Alaska
State of Alaska | Matt Hage

Winter in Anchorage

Adventure, Auroras and Alaskan Warmth

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.

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…
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…
Sled dogs race down Fourth Avenue at the start of the Iditarod.
Iditarod Sled Dog Race
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race starts in downtown Anchorage each year. The world's premier sled dog race, it's billed as the "Last…
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race starts in downtown Anchorage each year. The world's premier sled dog race, it's billed as the "Last…
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.
Snowmobile tours near Anchorage with Glacier City
Snowmobiling
Make tracks to glaciers, carve turns in the powder and speed across the Alaska landscape. Snowmobile tours open the back country to all experience…
Make tracks to glaciers, carve turns in the powder and speed across the Alaska landscape. Snowmobile tours open the back country to all experience…