Arctic Valley Ski Area Means Close-In Winter Recreation

With only a handful of alpine skiing destinations dotting Alaska maps, and except for the flashy and extremely successful Alyeska Resort, most 49th state alpine skiers rely upon mom n’ pop operations to provide adequate schussing and stemming. One such ski area, Arctic Valley/Alpenglow, located in the Chugach mountains just east of Anchorage, is a […]

Anchorage Planet Walk An Out of This World Idea

Nothing sends my kids into whine mode faster than AK Dad and I suggesting a “walk”, as if the mere idea of random strolling with no agenda other than enjoying our worldly surroundings would scar them for life. Please. I like walks. I like the strolling, the flower-smelling, dog-petting, nowhere to go in particular part […]