It’s cold (and staying cold). It’s dark, but getting lighter. The best way to beat SAD and cabin fever is to get out of the cabin and into the light. If ice climbing is your thing, then Presidents Day is the weekend to be out and about in Alaska.
The Valdez Ice Fest goes on during this time. And, there is an Ice Fest based around the Anchorage Area. There’s got to be one in SouthEast Alaska – check these forums for the latest info and to ask questions.
It’s like a big grassroots movement. But these guys and gals aren’t occupying Wall Street. They are occupying the frozen waterfalls and canyons all around Alaska.
Enjoy and be safe!
And a new blog to add to the Alaskan Blog Roll:
The Ascending Path’s Blog -Eco tours and Mountain Guides
And, if ice Climbing isn’t your think:
The Ski Hill is up and running!!! The Grand Opening of the Salmonberry Ski Hill will take place this Saturday, February 18th at 10am! The ski hill will be open 10am-4pm both Saturday and Sunday! You can buy your season pass for $10 at the ski hill during normal operating hours, or weekdays at the Parks & Rec office. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign for their pass. Call 835-2531 for more information.
This really is the start to the Spring Winter Sports season up in Alaska. What other activities are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments.