Explore Fairbanks presents the Official 2021-2022 Fairbanks Winter Guide—a free 24 -page, full-color booklet highlighting the many activities, attractions, events and adventures that await during winter in Fairbanks. From northern lights in the sky to sled dog paws on the ground, this guide is designed to help you get the most from your time in Alaska’s snowy Interior.
This annual publication extols the area’s world-class aurora viewing opportunities and explains Fairbanks’ position under the “Auroral Oval,” a ring-shaped zone where aurora activity is concentrated. Additionally, the guide shares how to enjoy Alaska’s state sport of dog mushing, when to catch a race and ways to connect with local mushers to meet their dogs and experience the thrill of dog sledding for yourself.
With ice and snow abundant during Winter Season, look to these pages to find where to rent cross-country or downhill skis, snowboards and snowshoes, and where to try ice skating, curling, snowmobiling and ice fishing. You’ll also discover that Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska’s Arctic and Interior are more accessible during winter months than most people imagine. This guide will show you the easiest ways to explore them and more.
When you’re ready to head inside, Fairbanks’ vast array of eateries, breweries, distilleries, museums and galleries will help you warm up before you head off on your next adventure, indoors or out. Stand in awe of larger-than-life ice sculptures, marvel at the beauty of Alaska’s Native cultures and soak in a natural hot spring, all during Fairbanks’ glorious winter.