Alaska is an exciting place to visit at any time of year, but in
the winter months, there is a distinct change in the atmosphere
that turns America's Last Frontier into a true winter wonderland.
Snow covers the untamed landscape and, somehow, the mountainscapes
become even more dramatic. Though the days are shorter, the nights
bring a magnificent show of rainbow colors across the sky.
Experience all of this and more on this 9-day winter wonderland
expedition. Begin in Anchorage, where you pick up your rental car
and begin the road trip portion of this independent journey through
Alaska. Your destination is the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, which
you reach by following a scenic highway along the coast of Alaska,
passing Turnagain Arm in the Cook Inlet en route. Spend two days
here enjoying the resort's amenities, which range from skiing and
snowmobiling to snowshoeing and winter hikes. You return to
Anchorage by car before boarding the iconic Alaska Railroad for a
journey north to Fairbanks, where you spend the evening. From
Fairbanks, enjoy an included transfer to Chena Hot Springs Resort -
a place of relaxation, immense natural beauty, and a chance to view
the magical Aurora Borealis. Spend two days soaking up the
offerings of this Alaskan hot spot before transferring back to
Fairbanks and subsequently flying to Anchorage, where your vacation
concludes. Seeing the untamed beauty of Alaska in the winter is
something you will fondly recall for years to come.