Ah, March in Alaska. Not quite freezing cold winter, but not spring time either. It’s a month full of fresh snow, warm sunny days, and the perfect weather for getting outside for all those amazing winter sports. Check out these 6 Things to Do in Alaska in March.
If you’re in Fairbanks over March 2-4, be sure to check out the Annual Festival of Native Arts at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. This is a free festival the students put on every year celebrating Native dance, music, traditional arts, and more!
Watch the Dogs Run
The Last Great Race, the Iditarod, starts in downtown Anchorage the first Saturday in March with the re-start in Willow on Sunday. Come see these excited pups getting ready to run and cheer on your favorite musher! Join the party at the finish line in Nome two weeks later!
Relieve the Fever in Trapper Creek
Every year, on the 2nd weekend in March, the town of Trapper Creek (north of Wasilla) holds the Annual Cabin Fever Reliever festival. Enjoy a parade, raffles, games, contests, a ski race, food and craft booths, and finish up the weekend with a spaghetti dinner!
March is my favorite time to go skiing. Pick a day with perfect weather and you’re basking in the sunshine while hitting the slopes in a t-shirt, gloves, and snowpants. Check out the slopes all over the State!
Ski Land (the northernmost ski lift in North America!)
Alaska Snowboard Guides (for skiers too!)
Go for a Bike Ride
Fat tire bikes are gaining popularity all over Alaska. These big-tire bikes don’t let the winter weather keep us from getting outside for a ride! If you don’t own your own fat tire bike, rentals are available!
Zip Through Winter in Talkeetna
Ziplining isn’t just a summertime activity! Open for only two months in the winter, Denali Zipline Tours gives you breathtaking winter view of Denali and the Alaska Range. Head to Talkeetna for some high flying fun!
What are some of your favorite things to do in Alaska in March? Comment below!
Looking for activities on a budget? Check out my 50 Cheap Things to Do in Alaska All Year!