WINTER STUDY GROUP TOURS
Alaska's Cultures, both Native and Non-Native are deeply effected by its snow and cold conditions. The length of day and night changes 6 to 7 minutes per day, getting shorter until December 21th, (3 hours of day light) and then longer till June 21th, (24 hours of day light). Alaskan cultural activities are deeply effected by this constent change and changing weather. The weather is totally unperdictable and can change by the hour and from one close location to another. This can have a profound effect on what can and what can not be done. This makes it almost impossible to stick to a strict schedule. Most Alaskans are not in the habbit of watching their watches to see if everything is on time as are some people from other cultures. Alaska's relaxed life-style and logistics make this kind of behavior not conducive to experiencing what Aalaska is really like. That is part of the adventure of Alaska, its unperdictability. Living with, not against the flow of Nature.
Each Study Groups Tour is not on the same schedule. At different times of the winter the tour may very by seasonal changes, weather condition, and annual events that might occur during your visit time. Listed below are different activities that can be enjoyed and the dates they are available. Activities that are available at all times are listed first.
Available all Winter
Native Culture Show
Alaska Dog Mushers Races
Festival of Native Arts
World Ice Art Championships
Open North American Sled Dog Championships Three day race on weekend in mid-March.