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 for March 19, and will e a 32-mile loop with 12 of it being all new to the race, along with the popular 20-mile "party loop." Fat tire bikes are the perfect for snow riding! If you don't have a fat tire bike, consider renting one from North Shore Cyclery for the weekend. After the event, Denali Brewing has an extra special beer brewed for participants, along with great food. The race begins at 11 a.m.
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race begins in Willow on March 6 from Willow Lake. Most of the events will take place outside, but remember that masks are mandatory inside the Willow Community Center. Make a plan to watch the race from the Susitna River by snowmachining or skiing to a "trailgate" party. Head to Talkeetna for the weekend, and catch the race on the river on your way back to town.
Oosik Classic Ski Race
The super popular Oosik Classic Ski Race kicks off on march 12 in Talkeetna a year after being an all-virtual event. There are three distances in 2022 - 10K, 25K and 50 K. The Nordic trails are in exceptional shape in Talkeetna this winter! Book your accommodations early to make sure you have a room!
Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
The Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge is open in March, welcoming guests to the hotel March 4-21, with rates starting at just $129 a night. With spectacular views of the Alaska Range, March is a perfect time to check out the lodge. The northern lights are amazing, and the deck at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge is the perfect place to see them. Don't forget to stop by the lobby for live music every Friday evening. There are a number of bed and breakfasts, cabins and inns available in Talkeetna as well, but do make reservations ahead of time - many places sell out during March thanks to the many events going on.
This year, make sure to check out the winter fun taking place in Talkeetna!