Winter At Denali Touch Of Wilderness B & B Inn

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Healy Alaska - Denali's Year Round Town

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Best Room Prices Of The Year!  Our Winter Rates.

While most things close for the season- we are OPEN!  And there is still many adventures to be had at this time of year.

One of the most common misconceptions is that guests think that Denali National Park & Preserve is closed in the winter. It is NOT. In fact our location of the B & B in Healy Alaska  is located only 16 miles from Denali Park entrance. Here are some of the Winter activities one could do as they visit Denali:

Alaska Snowmobile

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Come and experience the adventure of a lifeftime.  Snowmobile in the Alaskan Interior.  Your Guide Coke Wallace will take you to the most exciting trek into Alaska's wild country.

Make sure to check out the current snow report.

Then when your done- come and warm yourself in front of our fireplaces, unwind, and get ready for then next day's adventures...

We Have A Local Dog Musher One Mile Down The Road

Jon & Karin Nierenberg - Owners of Henry's Coffee Shop- you can hike from our place (a 1 mile hike) and have dinner and a "free" slide show- (for a small fee) you can even visit his real live Alaskan Mushing Dogs.

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Cross Country Skiing, Mushing, Winter Wildlife Viewing, Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling, Visit The Winter Visitors Center, Winter Camping, Winterfest Celebration and Aurora Borealis & Star Gazing.

Ranger Hikes and Other Winter Recreation Opportunities Available at Denali National Park

Release Date: December 26, 2012

DENALI PARK, Alaska: Park rangers at Denali National Park and Preserve invite the public to join them in exploring the park on weekend hikes this winter. The hikes will be done on snowshoes when snow conditions are favorable, and will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning on Saturday, January 7. Hikers will meet at 1:00 pm at the Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC), located at Mile 1.3 on the Park Road just west of the traffic circle.

The hikes will take place on trails in the park’s entrance area, providing opportunities to experience and learn about the winter environment of the park and interior Alaska. A limited number of snowshoes are available for use during the hike, and those interested in participating are encouraged to bring their own equipment. The hikes will last for 2 to 3 hours. Participants are advised to dress warmly and bring lunch or snacks. The hikes will not take place if temperatures are colder than -10ºF.

The Murie Science and Learning Center is a source of information and inspiration for winter visitors wishing to experience and learn more about the park. A winter trails map depicting ski and snowshoe routes of varying difficulties and lengths is available for those who want to explore the park on their own. Visitors can view exhibits on winter ecology, wildlife and park research, watch documentary videos about Denali, and warm up after a ski or hike. Plug-ins are available in the parking lot. The MSLC is open daily from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Denali National Park and Preserve collects an entrance fee year-round. The entrance fee of $10 per person is good for seven days (visitors age 15 or younger are free). The majority of the money collected remains in the park to be used for projects to improve visitor services and facilities. Interagency Federal Recreation Passes such as the Annual, Senior, and Access Pass, and the Denali Annual Pass are also valid for entry into the park and can be purchased at the MSLC.

Additional information on winter activities is available on the park website at www.nps.gov/dena/planyourvisit/winter-activities.htm or by calling (907) 683-9532 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Stay connected with “DenaliNPS” on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and iTunes – links to these social media sites are available at www.nps.gov/dena.

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Flight Seeing Tours

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Fly Denali (along with other flightseeing operations) are also OPEN! They have winter rates along with packages for our winter enthusiasts.

Great opportunity for our guests who are photographers. Ability to capture photos like none other.

Fairbanks - World Ice Art Championships

This years theme is "Future In Ice" The actual event is  February 26 - March 31- 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 24th year of the largest annual ice art competitions and exhibitions worldwide. 70 teams from all over the world, attract more than 100 ice artists and approximately 45,000 visitors from Alaska and all over the world.

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If you plan a trip in March of 2013 you can have the treat of a "day tip" to Fairbanks for the annual "World Ice Art Championships" Do you want to be dazzled? Than this is the time to do it.  We are only a two hour drive away from Fairbanks- and if you fly into the Fairbanks International Airport- than you can see it on your start of your trip or on the end as you fly back out.  Than you can catch several amazing adventures.  Denali-Northern Lights- Snowmobiling-Mushing-Cross country Skiing and this!