WildRide Sled Dog Rodeos pay homage to Alaska’s furriest and most distinctive athletes with an evening of music, laughs, and incredible exploits. Boasting a line-up of Iditarod and Yukon Quest champions both human and canine, rodeos pit sled teams against each other in races, test lead-dog training with voice-command obstacle courses, and shame local strongmen as a 16-dog team pulls a 10,000-pound truck from a standstill. After the competition, the young and young at heart can snap a photo with adorable husky puppies and meet Hugo, one of the four-legged stars of Disney’s Snow Buddies. Shows run rain or shine, with rodeo viewers safely ensconced in comfortable covered bleachers that protect attendees from the elements like stadium-sized mukluks.
REGAL AIR is a locally owned and operated air taxi that has been in business since 1982 with a perfect safety record. We are located on the shore of Lake Hood in Anchorage, Alaska. We have a fleet of well maintained DeHavilland Beavers and C-206's.
In an unassuming parking lot, there exist two seats that many dare not sit upon. Only the brave step up to board Thrills Unlimited: The Ejection Seat, a thrilling ride that catapults its occupants into the sky as fast as a speeding car and as high as a 13-story building. For memories of the gravity-defying experience, a video camera affixed to the carriage stands trained on its breathless subjects, recording every detail for a post-ride purchase perfect for sharing with loved ones and consulting before parachute infomercial auditions. When not in the Dimond Center parking lot, the ride tours state fairs and local events to ignite the adrenaline glands of brave souls throughout the area.
Licensed by the United States Coast Guard, the captains at Stories and Legends ferry spectators over the sea and amid pods of cetaceans during guided whale-watching tours. When the season begins in late February, shuttles bring explorers from airports, hotels, or cruise ships to Auke Bay, where boats carrying up to 24 passengers depart at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily. If they wish, guests may provide their own transportation to the dock via car, bike, or land whale.
Body Renew Alaska's 12 boot-camp sessions (three classes a week) help participants shed pounds and build muscle in a group fitness environment. Each one-hour session, available at four different locations, will push participants' workouts to the next level to produce intense results in one month. Augment your muscle chiseling with six months of full access to eBodyLive, where users can utilize a customized online food and workout journal and four one-on-one video chats with a nationally certified trainer who reviews and guides each fitness program. The workouts—sent as detailed instructions with video clips and images—can be sent to most phones, allowing participants to access their fitness regimen from the same device they use to arrange meetings of the Millard Fillmore Appreciation Society.
Boasting a "steep and deep" mountain with one of North America’s longest continuous double-black runs, Alyeska Resort packs both an adventurous punch and about 650 inches of snow annually. The mountain benefits from top-to-bottom snowmaking capabilities across the 2,500 feet of vertical terrain, as well as a brand new Ted's Express high-speed quad chairlift to access beginner runs.
The 76 named trails crisscross 1,500 skiable acres, whose lower regions grant visitors breathtaking glimpses through coastal tree lines. As Claire Walter put it in a 2009 Frommer’s review, "No other resort combines true high-mountain terrain, a low oxygen-rich elevation, and splendid ocean views." In the summer, an aerial tram showcases lush flora and fauna and wildlife such as moose and a vacationing Smokey Bear, who acts as a trail guide.
Aside from quick bites at the Daylodge, skiers refuel with burgers and live music at the Sitzmark Bar & Grill or venture to the AAA four-diamond Seven Glaciers restaurant for more formal dining. Guests can rest their heads at the chateau-style Hotel Alyeska and soothe weary muscles at a full-service spa.