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Think Alaskans hibernate come winter? Think again! Winter is prime time for Alaskans - the time we enjoy our favorite outdoor sports and activities, and a time when our natural surroundings become even more dramatic. Come experience the real Alaska on an Alaska winter vacation or tour.

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Winter Activities

Alaska's most popular winter visitor experiences include northern lights viewing and dog mushing, but there is plenty more to see and do in the winter. The Interior and Far North regions sit below what is known as the "auroral oval," a crown of charged particles that rings the earth's northernmost latitudes and leads to intense northern lights displays. Northern lights viewing tours combine viewing from backcountry cabins or other ideal locations with activities like soaking in hot springs, romantic dinners, dog mushing, skiing, snowmobiling and more. Dog sledding, or mushing, tours can range from an hour to several days, giving guests hands on experience as well as information about the care and feeding of sled dogs. Several of these dog mushing tours are oriented around the state's biggest sporting event - the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - including one that follows the 1,049-mile race from the start in Anchorage to the finish in Nome. Other winter activities include visiting museums and cultural facilities, snowmobiling, Alpine and Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and winter rail tours.

Alaska's Winter Playgrounds

Alaska's winter cities are Anchorage and Fairbanks, with dozens of tours and activities for visitors to choose from. Girdwood and Alyeska Resort ski area are located just south of Anchorage along Turnagain Arm. From Fairbanks, tours are available to the Far North by air, by road on the Dalton Highway, or a combination of the two. The Alaska Railroad's winter trains run from Anchorage to Fairbanks and back with a stop in Talkeetna along the way. Many hotels offer guests a northern lights wake-up call so you don't miss magic, which often reaches its peak after midnight.

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 Day Tours- Anchorage The Anchorage area offer a wide range of winter excursions including guided dog sledding, snowmachine and sightseeing trips, as well as world-class skiing. 
 Day Tours- Fairbanks Fairbanks is a premier base for viewing the Aurora (Northern Lights) and also offers guided dog sledding and sightseeing tours. 
 Day Tours- Girdwood Girdwood is the site of Alyeska Resort and The Hotel ALyeska offering world-class skiing and snow boarding as well a guided dog sledding, snowmobiling and adventure treks. 
 Day Tours- Seward The Alaska Sealife Center and Resurrection Bay provide winter visitors great opportunities to learn about Alaska's marine wildife. Spring-time cruise get you up-close to see gray whales as migrate through in route to their summer feeding grounds. 
 Day Tours- Talkeetna Opportunities for guided snowmobiling, dog mushing and flightseeing to Mt. McKinley are available all winter long. 
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