Olympians from Alaska at the 2022 Winter Olympics

02/15/2022 Olympians from Alaska at the 2022 Winter Olympics

It’s no surprise that a number of athletes competing in the 2022 Winter Olympics are either from the snowy northern state of Alaska or have some connection here. In this year’s Games, Alaskan athletes will compete in cross-country skiing, ice hockey, figure skating, and curling. Cross-Country Skiing…

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Skin care, Alaska style

07/28/2020 Natural skin care with products made in Alaska

Calling all skin care fiends! Several skin care brands in Alaska take advantage of the state’s natural ingredients such as wild berries, sea salt and glacial mud to create skin care products you’ll love. Below are some of our favorites and where to buy them when you’re here, or order…

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6 books for your Alaska reading list

11/26/2019 Overhead image of books

Fall is here and it’s finally time for a little rest. Enjoy some downtime and relaxation with this Alaska reading list featuring books by our favorites Alaska authors and books about our favorite Alaska places. “Ada Blackjack” by Jennifer Niven This book tells the true story of a young Inuit…

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‘Peak’ beyond Denali

10/29/2019 Mt. Foraker above the clouds

Boasting 30 different mountain ranges and 17 of the 20 highest peaks in the United States, Alaska is a place with plenty of options for mountain lovers to explore. We get it, Denali is North America’s tallest mountain (and definitely deserving of all the attention!), but here are a few…

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Alaska animals that are larger than (wild)life

02/19/2019 The Balto statue in downtown Anchorage

Alaska is known for its wildlife and breathtaking landscapes, but over the years some some four-legged celebrities have really made a splash. We’re talking about the cat that calls the shots and the Siberian husky that inspired a Disney movie. Here’s a look at the famous animals that will make…

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Alaska’s Olympians: what are they up to now?

01/03/2019 Olympic athletes from Alaska Pacific University

Main photo: Olympians from Alaska Pacific University in PyeongChang. Image credit: flyingpointroad Every few years, we gather to watch some of our favorite athletes compete on the world’s biggest stage. For a few months, the entire country keeps up with our local Olympians, but what do the athletes do in…

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Alaska’s winter solstice explained

12/20/2018 Snow-covered trees outside of Fairbanks, Alaska

Is Alaska dark all the time? Or light all the time? These are a few questions Alaska locals are pretty used to hearing. With winter solstice just days away, we’re here to give you a little solstice 101 so you’re in the know. Why does it happen? As our planet…

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