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Alaskan Culture Tours has a Study Group Tour
that experinces past and present Cultures
of Alaska both Native and Non-Native.

WINTER STUDY GROUP TOURS
November - March



Alaska Winter Solstice December 21th

 

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.

 

 

Aurora at Chandalar Ranch Lodge
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Native Culture Show

 


Dog Sled Ride
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Ice Fishing

 

Walk with Reindeer
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Chena Hot Springs

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

Evening Activities

Aurora Viewing
Available every night at the Lodge where you are staying. It is one of the best viewing locations in Alaska. Visitors usually watch for several nights before seeing speculator Aurora. When they see it they want to see more, so most winter visitors to Alaska watch for Aurora every night they are here. Optima viewing time is between 11pm - 4am so visitors stay up most of the night and do not get up until afternoon. For this reason other activities begin in the afternoon.

Native Culture Show
Presented in the evening at the Lodge where you are staying.

Afternoon Activities

Ice Fishing

Dog Sled Ride

University of Alaska Museum

Native Cultural Center Program

Walk with Reindeer

Chena Hot Springs


Annual Events

Alaska Dog Mushers Races
Start in December or January depending on snow and weather conditions that also determines what weeks they are held.

Festival of Native Arts
First weekend of March.

World Ice Art Championships
February 26 - March 24.

Open North American Sled Dog Championships Three day race on weekend in mid-March.

 

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