Combine Exciting Winter Activities with a Stay at Historic Hotel Seward!

Jan 15, 2018

Don’t be shy, it’s beautiful out there! The snow is falling and it’s time for an Alaskan winter getaway. A stay at Hotel Seward, Alaska’s premier historic hotel in the beautiful seaside town of Seward on the Kenai Peninsula, puts you right in the middle of eclectic winter action opportunities amid incomparable natural majesty. Here are some of the many ways you can experience Resurrection Bay, the Kenai Fjords National Park, and the Chugach National Forest while basking in the luxurious accommodations at historic Hotel Seward, Alaska’s best hotel:

Exit Glacier

The road to Exit Glacier is closed to automobile traffic for the winter. However, it is accessible by fat bikes, cross-country skis, snowmobiledog sled, and more. Make sure to check on current conditions before heading out. Keep in mind that winter is one of the best times of the year to spot moose at Exit Glacier.

Snowmobiles

The Harding Ice field has adequate snow cover year-round, but the rest of the park is generally open to snowmobile use from November through April. Check the current conditions as you plan your trip.

Winter Shuttle Service

Operated by Adventure Sixty North and providing scenic tours and guided snowshoe walks. Passengers may be dropped off to enjoy winter activities on their own. Costs and additional information regarding the service can be found at Adventure Sixty North’s website for Winter Tours and Activities.

Winter Boat Tours

Seward Ocean Excursions offers some exciting winter boat tours in Resurrection Bay.

Dog Sled Tours

This is a great way to enjoy the park in winter! These companies are authorized to provide winter tours by traditional dog sled.

Ice Climbing

Technical ice climbing is permitted on Exit Glacier’s terminus from November through March. For the rest of the year, climbers must be at least a half mile above the terminus. Ice climbing opportunities are very limited due to unstable ice conditions. We recommend booking a trip with an experienced mountaineering guide company. It saves on the expense of costly mountaineering gear and adds security and safety to the trip.

 

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