What to wear for your Alaska winter vacation

What to wear for your Alaska winter vacation
By admin on March 13, 2015

A Winter Environment Loved by Alaskans for Thousands of Years

It's no secret - Alaska is awesome in winter. Just ask our Alaska Native people, who have been thriving in Alaska's winter season for millennia. Their approach? Wear great clothes suited to the environment. And while much of the Alaska Native cold weather technologies are not available in most of the world (we can point you in the right direction to find these items in Alaska), modern synthetics and proper layering offer a great way to stay warm and safe in the cold.

Layers are Key

Layers are key to a great Alaska experience almost any time of year, but especially in winter. We recommend a moisture-wicking bottom layer and a waterproof/windproof outer. What's in between those layers is really up to you, but here's a good list from Backpacker Magazine to get you started. 

Don't have the right gear? Don't worry! We've got you covered!

It's true - your own gear is always the most comfortable. But for those moments when it's not holding up, or the weather is extreme, the right parka, boots and outers can make all the difference. We are pleased to offer our guests gear that is Alaska tough and field-tested on our cold weather tours. 

Bottom Line

Alaska is often at its very best in winter. And guests who thirst for adventure will find a stunning winter wonderland unlike any other in the world. To properly enjoy it, the right gear is essential. Be sure to dress in layers. Be prepared for the cold, and if you don't think you have the right gear - let us know and we'll see if we have something in your size!