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Bike Spencer Glacier, Portage

What: One of the most spectacular fat bike rides near the portage area out the Spencer Glacier. When to go: This is a very limited season at which enough snow has built up, but also hasn’t melted across various creek crossings. Typically lasts from mid Feb to early April. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/L8icHjjSCaU5twC79This is…

Chase the Northern Lights, Fairbanks

What: Seeing the Aurora Borealis should be at the top of any Alaskan’s bucketlist – no amount of pictures can fully encapsulate how epic the experience can be. When to see: Given the huge fluctuation in daylight hours, the best time to see the lights are between September and April. The months of Sep-Nov and…

Hike to Snowbird Hut, Palmer

What: An incredible hike leading up different valleys, over a mountain pass, across a glacier, to a maintained wilderness hut. Roughly 12 miles, 3000 ft of elevation gain rated as Hard. When to go: The snowbird hut can be accessed year round, but is best accessed during the summer if you don’t have significant back…

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…

Bike Knik Glacier, Palmer

What: An incredible winter fatbike ride to an active glacier lake located in the Mat-su area. It is a 20+ mile ride including a river crossing and is definitely rated as Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed in the peak snow months between January and April. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/1gJmQnC9HkH5Gjgv7 Tips: You’ll definitely want…

Visit Valdez

What: A great coastal town with plenty of activities ranging from Glacier cruises to stunning hikes. The drive or ferry ride to the town is amazing in itself. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/FxyrLriFiQH2bub88 Tips: The drive into Valdez over Thomson pass is…

Bike Portage Glacier, Portage

What: An amazing experience biking/hiking to the face of the Portage glacier while the lake is frozen in the winter. When to go: Can be accessed during the winter freeze months between Jan and April. The condition of the lake, both in terms of how frozen it is and how much snow there is, can…

Tour the Matanuska Glacier, Palmer

What: One of the largest accessible glaciers in the state located near the town of Glacier View. When to go: Worth checking out in both summer and winter time for totally different experiences. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/N4DJkZ4yt4paFXx69 Tips: You can either book a trip with a guide company, or book a trip with the…

Bike Hillside Trails, Anchorage

What: One of the best downhill set of trails in the state, located conviently in Anchorage. When to go: The trails are great for both summer and winter riding. They’re less popular in winter since the condition of the trails can vary significantly deepending on how recently it has snowed and how well it has…

Bike North Bivouac Trails, Anchorage

What: An amazing trail system for exploring on your fatbike in the winter time. Good combination of easy to medium difficulty trails. When to go: While the trail system can be accessed year round, the winter snow months between Jan and April are the best time to access these trails. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/rvLmfqm8QdBFjdNq8Trailforks…