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Hike Castner Glacier, Paxson

What: One of the most stunning places you will ever see (assuming the glacier opening is still accessible) located off the Dalton highway. Roughly a 4 mile hike rated as Medium to Hard. When to go: Accessed in the winter months when you can actually climb inside the glacier cave. Should take roughly 2 to…

Hike or Bike Coastal Wildlife Refuge, Anchorage

What: A beautiful coastal area worth checking out a fatbike in the winter or summer time. Rated as easy difficulty assuming packed down snow. When to go: Can be accessed year round, but the coast can be sketchy in the summer time with loose mud. Best time to access this area is in the peak…

Hike or Bike Powerline Pass, Anchorage

What: A long trail traversing through the Chugach range with a nice wide trail to bike or hike. Rated as easy to hard depending on which section you’re doing. When to go: Can be accessed year round; can be especially fun to explore in the winter with a good snow packed trail. How to get…

Ski at Alyeska Resort, Girdwood

What: Alaska’s largest ski resort full of amazing downhill runs ranging from very easy to very difficult. The mountain itself is not large, but the views, terrain, and price make this a worthy visit. When to go: Accessed during the season from mid-December to mid-April. Best months are February and March when there is usually…

Ski Hatcher Pass, Palmer

What: A huge open mountain valley that usually gets record amount of snow – well worth checking out via various ski / board methods. When to go: Ideally accessed when there is enough snow up at Hatcher Pass – can be as early as December and as late as May. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/MdAjGb1upBt9Md5b8…

Hike or Bike Bi-Centennial/BLM Trails, Anchorage

What: An incredible trail system in Anchorage providing plenty of access to hikers and bikers. When to go: Can be accessed year round; however, the best time to really access this area is in the winter since some of the summer swampy areas get covered in snow making for great fatbike riding. How to get…

Ski at Hillside, Anchorage

What: Great classic and skate cross country ski trail system to enjoy the winter; includes a few lighted loops for skiing throughout evening. When: Anytime during the winter season, snow is usually built up by December and usually lasts through March. Cost: Free How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/rUMjYPZtX8DpTsvu5 Tips: Besh loop is a great way…

Ski at Government Peak, Palmer

What: A great trail system located near Palmer with both hike/ski and bike trails. When to go: Great for accessing year round; the ski trails in the winter are often groomed and can offer some great views of the surrounding valleys. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/Yf19A77P3CEPZ9Vv8 Tips: There are multiple loops to explore – you…

Go Tubing at Arctic Valley, Anchorage

What: Enjoy the downhill tubing course set up at Arctic Valley ski area. A tow rope takes you up a hill from where you can enjoy one of three lanes to tube down. Fun trip as a family or a group of friends – easily accessed via all skill levels. When: Ideal to go during…

Hike or Bike Girdwood Trails, Girdwood

What: An amazing network of trails worth checking out in the summer and winter time. Most trails are rated as easy difficulty. When to go: Accessed year round, but especially beautiful when riding in the winter with plenty of snow and lakes to bike on top of. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/CRABPNbvr9GcGxEs7Trailforks link: https://www.trailforks.com/region/girdwood/ Tips:…