2018 Polar Bear Jump – Stay with Historic Hotel Seward!

Jan 6, 2018

It’s winter and it’s cold out there. It must be time for the 2018 Polar Bear Jump! Why not take the incomparably scenic drive down the Kenai Peninsula to Alaska’s favorite vacation spot, Seward, to jump into the nearly frozen waters of Resurrection Bay? Not up to the Polar Bear Jump challenge? You can still participate and support while enjoying spectacular views of the Kenai Fjords National Park from the quaint environs of Seward, Alaska.

If you decide to participate in the 2018 Polar Bear Jump, a wild annual event that benefits great causes, or if you simply want to watch the jumping and the shivering, there’s no better place to rest your head than historic Hotel Seward, Alaska’s premier boutique hotel. Here’s a bit of history on the event:

The very first Seward Polar Bear Jump, where individuals dressed in costumes and jumped into Resurrection Bay, was held over thirty years ago in Seward, Alaska, in 1986. Participating jumpers of the first Polar Bear Jump brought in sponsors in order to raise money for the Alaska Division of the American Cancer Society. Buses were required for an Anchorage to Seward roundtrip adventure due to how popular the event became, with advance tickets selling out. Many of the participants and observers of the first annual event enjoyed the luxurious accommodations provided by historic Hotel Seward, Alaska’s best hotel. This year will see crowds continue to flock to Seward and the Kenai Peninsula on the third Friday of January for a full weekend of fun, including a stay at historic Hotel Seward and meals at our Victorian lounge and restaurant, Ms. Gene’s Place.


Historic Hotel Seward is proud to be a sponsor of this wonderful event. There are many activities throughout the Polar Bear Jump Festival that benefit local non-profit groups as well as Children with Cancer. The fun and festivities begins on Friday night with the opening auction. The event runs through Sunday.

For special room rates during the 2018 Polar Bear Jump at Seward’s best hotel, please visit our website or call historic Hotel Seward, Alaska’s premier boutique hotel, at 800-440-2444 today!

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