A Taste of Hollywood in Alaska with Westmark Hotels

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View of Anchorage, AK from across the water with snow-capped mountains in background and skyscrapers in foreground. Westmark Hotels

Although Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska, it isn’t everyday that there are Hollywood A-listers roaming the city streets. Last fall, though, many area restaurants, bars and businesses transformed into movie sets and added famous patrons to their client lists as Hollywood came to town to film crime thriller The Frozen Ground, starring Vanessa…

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The Guts, The Glory, The 2013 Iditarod

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There’s a buzz all around Alaska this time of year. Bags of dog food and other necessary supplies are finding their way onto small planes, Huskies and Malamutes are running their last practice routes, trail breakers are preparing their snow machines, and volunteers and competitors are beginning to pack their bags for the trip north…

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11 Inspiring Winter Photos from the Great North

Posted in About Alaska, Traveling to the Yukon

Winter in Alaska offers a unique perspective on beauty – the icy landscapes, blanketed with snow are nothing short of stunning. Bold sunrises and sunsets and the appearance of the aurora borealis dancing across the sky provide inspirational winterscapes and plenty of opportunity for snow-filled adventure. We compiled a collection of winter photos from professional…

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How Hollywood Got Alaska ALL Wrong

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How Hollywood Got Alaska All Wrong

Some movies, like The Frozen Ground (Nicholas Cage and John Cusack) and Big Miracle (Drew Barrymore), actually film in Alaska. But more often, production locations decisions are made for financial reasons—producers think audiences don’t know the difference. But if you’ve ever been to Alaska, you know there is no substitute. Here’s a look at where…

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