When you think of Alaska, you think “cold.” Yes, it does get cold in the winter, but have you ever been to an outdoor natural hot springs? In the Fairbanks area, you can warm up at the Chena Hot Springs Resort, with its outdoor hot springs, as well as indoor pool and hot tubs. Nice!
Winter in Alaska can be exhilarating. In Fairbanks, you have got to see “North Pole’s Christmas In Ice,” a winter wonderland celebration that runs from November 30 all the way through January 7. Ice sculptures lit up next to the Santa Claus House, ice carving competitions, and Christmas Day with Santa make for a very memorable Alaskan experience for locals and visitors alike.
Next March, more than 2,000 athletes, coaches and cultural delegates will take part in the Fairbanks Arctic Winter Games. If you like winter sports, make your reservations now for March 15 – 22, 2014, when Fairbanks comes alive with athletic competition, cultural exchanges, and, of course, fun!
While in Fairbanks, enjoy the cold and the snow by taking dog sled rides, sleigh rides, snowmobile (or “snow machine”) rides, and/or cross country skiing/snowshoeing with splendid nature views. Ice fishing is also popular in the area.
Fairbanks is a great place to see the Aurora Borealis (aka the “Northern Lights”) in the nighttime sky. Well trained local guides from 1st Alaska Outdoor School can take you to spots outside the city lights to get the best view of the world-famous “Northern Lights.”
Connect with 1st Alaska Outdoor School if you’d like an experienced guide to show you the popular and “lesser known” treasures Fairbanks offers. Smartly, 1st Alaska Outdoor School provides arctic gear like boots, pants, parkas and mittens, so you won’t freeze during their tours and activities.
Fairbanks is fun; plan your Alaskan adventure today so you’ll have something to look forward to during the days to come.