Fairbanks, Alaska (AK) – The 2020-21 Fairbanks Winter Guide is now available for free. The 24-page full-color booklet is designed to help plan vacations during the winter season. Fairbanks enjoys world-class northern lights viewing as well as an array of winter fun including ice sculpting and dog mushing. Filled with open winter businesses including accommodations, attractions, adventures, tours and action-packed things to do, the guide presents an enticing view of winter in Alaska’s Interior and Arctic. The Guide offers ways that you can explore Fairbanks responsibly while traveling in the time of COVID-19 as well as “Know Before You Go” resources.
Featured prominently in this years’ guide is information about the northern lights. Fairbanks has outstanding aurora viewing due to the fact that it is under the “Auroral Oval,” a ring-shaped zone over the far north where aurora activity is concentrated. Additionally, Fairbanks’ low precipitation, meager light pollution and distance from coastal areas all contribute to consistently clear, dark nights which are ideal for aurora chasing. For chances of seeing the northern lights check out the Aurora Tracker on the Explore Fairbanks website. Utilizing data from the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Geophysical Institute, the Aurora Tracker offers real-time and three-day forecasts based on current aurora activity, weather and amount of daylight for multiple locations in and around Fairbanks.
Also listed in the guide are winter activities and events including skiing, ice skating, ice sculpting, ice fishing, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, dog mushing, fat tire biking, hiking, curling and ice hockey. Indoor attractions include several museums, art galleries, shops with made-in-Alaska items, aurora viewing locations, a visitors’ center and more. Listings also include numerous cafes, breweries and distilleries offering local epicurean delights.
Travelers can visit Santa in North Pole, discover Denali National Park and Preserve during the winter months, journey above the Arctic Circle, or delight in the warmth of an Alaskan hot spring at the end of an adventure-filled day. Plan a trip to Fairbanks and knock northern lights viewing off your bucket list, watch two-ton blocks of ice turned into works of art and mush a team of huskies across the wilderness.
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 www.explorefairbanks.com.
About Explore Fairbanks
Explore Fairbanks is a non-profit marketing and management organization whose mission is to be an economic driver in the Fairbanks region by marketing to potential visitors and optimizing the visitor experience. Explore Fairbanks markets Fairbanks as a year-round destination by promoting local events, attractions and activities to independent travelers, group tour operators, travel agents, meeting planners and the media as well as by developing public policy and infrastructure to achieve marketing objectives. Explore Fairbanks encourages travelers to “Explore Fairbanks Responsibly.” Due to COVID-19 please confirm all aspects of your trip prior to embarking. Find out more at explorefairbanks.com.