Alaskans don't hibernate like bears; winter is when the fun begins and you're officially invited! Whether you desire endless white solitude or endless activities. Winter visitors may be surprised to find out that they are as tough as most Alaskans: It’s neither as dark nor as cold as you might expect. Winter brings 6-13 hours of daylight, depending on where you are, sandwiched between a ton of twilight on one end and endless dawns on the other. And with average temperatures around 20°F, winter enthusiasts can enjoy the Lake and Peninsula Borough in complete comfort. Alaska starts rapidly gaining daylight in the early spring, this makes the perfect time to experience winter in the Lake and Peninsula Borough and get a feel for what it’s really like in our most defining season.
What you’ll find is that Alaskans embrace winter, both by taking part in boundless outdoor adventure opportunities and cultural events that showcase our creativity and the sense of community that define our lifestyle. Several major winter events bring visitors from around the world to Alaska, so there’s plenty to see and prices are often lower than in the busier summer months.
Alaska's most popular and iconic winter experiences include skiing, snowshoeing, trekking and snowmobiling. You will experience a fantastic winter experience.
Here is a list of guides to choose from for your unforgettable Alaska experience.