A truly unique and beautiful experience that you can have while visiting Alaska in the colder months is a sighting of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. It frequently happens in the coldest, and darkest times of the Arctic winter. But is definitely worth getting up in the middle of the night to see.
Winter Motorhome life at Alaska SnowboardGuides/ASG HeliSkiiing is a wonderful experience. Before the Lodges on the pass were renovated enthusiastic skiers and snowboarders came to Valdez with motorhomes they rented in Anchorage on their annual pilgrimage to the epicenter of big mountain skiing and snowboarding. With the recent lodge renovations on Thompson Pass, came price tags most cannot afford, prices that compare with Canadian heliski weeks are out of the budgets of many skiers and snowboarders. ASG offers a much less expensive lodge package but perhaps more notably the “ClassicPackage”. The Classic is designed for RV’s, ASG is the only operator in Valdez that offers a package specifically for motorhomes and it is less than half the cost of the high end lodge packages offered by its competitors. This package harkens back to the original days of the Valdez Heli scene when skiers and snowboarder live in RVS for weeks on end on Thompson pass. Staying at ASG’s base and hanging out in warm yurts sleeping in your motorhome Heliskiiing and Heliboarding is a truly unique Alaskan Adventure. Get out there this season! http://www.alaskasnowboardguides.com
Some people come to Alaska seeking quite solitude in the wilderness, but others come for something completely different. The vast mountain playground of the Chugach offers thrilling adventures for those who dare. With the help of our friends at Alaska Snowboard Guides (ASG), you can participate in a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
We received some great photos for our 2015 Summer Photo Contest!! Here's a sample of what we got.
Stay tuned for the announcement of our winners.
People are now taking most of their vacation photos using their iPhones. While some of your Alaskan adventure pictures might accidentally turn out great, there are some easy things you can do to ensure that you get the best pictures possible. In honor of our Summer Photo Contest, here are some great ideas to put in to use right away.
When looking for the perfect views of Denali, most visitors stop in the quaint town of Talkeetna, Alaska. The town itself is listed on the National Register of Historic places and it is home to a local institution. The Talkeetna Roadhouse offers great food and a taste of pioneer Alaska.
When traveling to Southcentral Alaska, great food is not the first item on most people's must do list. But Homer has become quite a gourmet foodie playground on par with much larger cities. Here are some of our favorite place to dine while visiting one of the most beautiful places in the state.
Traveling north out of Anchorage, you can reach the 135-mile stretch of road running parallel to valleys carved out by the slowly receding wall of ice and snow known as the Matanuska Glacier. This spectacular panorama of Alaskan beauty offers some of the most accessible glacier viewing in the state and is an outstanding drive for both visitors and residents.
Many visitors to Alaska come with hopes of seeing the abundant wildlife. One thing our state
is known for is a large bear population. If seeing one of these majestic creatures is on your bucket
list, here are some spots on the road system that can give you the opportunity to fulfill that dream.