Posts from February 2022

March is a great month in Alaska - the days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer. There's no better place to visit in March than Talkeetna for fun events, great views and outdoor recreation. Trio Fatbike World Championships The 2022 Trio Fat Bike race is on! This year's event is set...

Pond Hockey

February 21, 2022 by Casey Ressler
After a year hiatus, the Last Frontier Pond Hockey Classic is back in Big Lake. More than 100 hockey teams are coming to Big Lake March 18-20 for Alaska's largest outdoor hockey event. The event was originally scheduled for Feb. 25-27, but unseasonably warm weather in February left the ice unsafe,...

Oosik Ski Classic

February 17, 2022 by Casey Ressler
After a year with virtual participation, the wildly popular Oosik Classic Ski Race is back to an in-person event in Talkeetna in 2022! The Oosik is hosted by the Denali Nordic Ski Club and is one of the most fun and funky races in Alaska. The course changes every year, but there are three divisions...

Iron Dog

February 15, 2022 by Casey Ressler
The world's longest snowmobile race officially kicks off this weekend in Wasilla, as the Iron Dog roars to a start at the Menard Center on Saturday, February 19. Racers will line up at the starting chute and depart in 2-minute intervals, with the first team going out at 10 a.m. Saturday from the...

Iditarod 2022

February 3, 2022 by Casey Ressler
The 2022 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race officially gets started Sunday, March 6 in Willow, as mushers depart for Nome, 1,100 grueling miles away. And this year, it's a return to a sense of normalcy following a 2021 race that had a modified route that only went halfway and then turned around....
Due to a landslide near Pretty Rocks, the Denali Park Road will be closed at Mile 43 of the 92-mile road this summer. While it won't be a usual summer in the park, there are a number of options available for visitors looking for a Denali experience. The Denali Highway connects Paxson and Cantwell...