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Explore Fairbanks 2019-20 Winter Guide tells you how to chase the aurora and experience the snowy season

September 19, 2019 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

The 2019-20 Fairbanks Winter Guide is now available for free. The 32-page full-color booklet is designed to help plan vacations during the winter season. Filled with winter activity listings and an action-packed events calendar, the guide offers an informative and lighthearted view of winter in Alaska’s Interior and Arctic. Fairbanks is an excellent place to experience the northern lights because it is under the “Auroral Oval,” a ring-shaped zone over the far north where aurora activity is concentrated. Additionally, Fairbanks’ low precipitation and distance from coastal areas contributes to consistently clear nights. In addition to northern lights viewing, Fairbanks also offers ice sculptures and the exhilarating sport of dog mushing. This trio of events make the winter season a traveler’s snowy paradise.

The guide presents indoor and outdoor attractions and activities in Fairbanks and nearby winter destinations. Visitors are invited to mush a team of huskies across the wilderness, discover Denali National Park and Preserve during the winter months, journey above the Arctic Circle, visit Santa in North Pole, or delight in the warmth of an Alaskan hot spring at the end of an adventure-filled day. Winter activities in the guide includes skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, ice fishing, curling, tubing and ice hockey.

The calendar of events section provides current information about winter activities, celebrations and sporting events showcasing iconic events such as the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, the World Ice Art Championships, the Festival of Native Arts and the 85th International Curling Bonspiel. The diverse, year-round art scene in Fairbanks, including musical and dramatic performances, Alaska Native cultural events, art galleries and museum exhibits, is also featured.

For a free copy of the 2019-20 Fairbanks Winter Guide, contact Explore Fairbanks at 1-800-327-5774 or (907) 456-5774 or write to 101 Dunkel Street, Suite 111, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701-4806. You can also order the guide or view it interactively online at

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