Abundant snowfall has given us a very white Christmas. No need to dream!
If you are ready to ski, the cross country slopes at the University are nicely groomed and clearly marked. Downhill slopes are booming, particularly during winter break. The closest, Birch Hill, on the Fort Wainwright military base are less than 10 minutes from the center of Fairbanks. Local dog mushing teams practice on nearby hills, such as Farmer’s Loop Road–again just 10 minutes from town.
Ice delights abound, with at least three attractions wooing and wowing visitors. In addition to the renowned Chena Hot Springs Ice Hotel tour, complete with carved ice martini glasses, during December and into January you can experience Christmas in Ice at the North Pole. If you can’t get enough ice sculpures, you can visit the Ice Museum downtown, at least until the International Ice Carving Competition in March.