Alaska by Foot: A Guide to Footraces in the Last Frontier

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dozens of running shoes hitting the pavement or in motion.

This photo by Josiah Mackenzie is used under Creative Commons License Shel Silverstein’s children’s book “The Missing Piece” tells the story of an incomplete-circle-shaped character who leisurely rolls around looking for his missing piece that will ultimately make him a complete and perfect circle. When he finally finds the piece that fits he rolls so fast…

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Five Must-Sees Around the 2014 Iditarod

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Iditarod sled dogs lead the way along snow covered trails. The lead dog is white with tongue lolling to one side.

This photo is used under a Creative Commons license by AlaskanDude. “Away up in Alaska The state that stands alone There’s a dog race run from Anchorage into Nome And it’s a grueling race with a lightning pace Where chilly winds do wail. Beneath the northern lights, across snow and ice It’s called the Iditarod Trail.”…

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Alaska Skiing and Snowboarding on a Budget

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Alpine skiier crosses skis in the air during a jump at a ski mountain, clouds and sky in background.

This photo is used under a Creative Commons license by ab.photo. For skiers and snowboarders of all levels, Alaska is a powder-packed paradise. Unfortunately, unless you are a backcountry skier, the costs associated with buying a lift ticket, renting gear and coordinating lodging can really add up. The Westmark Anchorage is ideally located in the…

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Road to the Kelly Cup: Aces Kick off ECHL Season in Anchorage

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hockey player playing hockey on ice in arena

Photo Credit: alaskaaces.com Athletes ready to get down and dirty and characteristically passionate fans – hockey season is back! Established in 1989, the Alaska Aces are Anchorage’s official hockey team. As if you needed another reason to visit Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage’s Alaska Aces promise heart-pounding hockey action from October well into the spring. With…

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14 Things to Do with Kids in Anchorage

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Family vacations are a wonderful way to create lasting memories (and photos) for everyone. What makes a trip with children especially successful is making sure to keep their interests in mind when planning your itinerary. That’s why we’ve pulled together a cheat sheet of fun things to do with kids in Anchorage. 1. Take a…

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