Happy Holidays from Alaska’s Playground

Photo from Bing.com

Photo from Bing.com

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And being on The Kenai, Alaska’s Playground to celebrate the season is as close to “a dream come true” as you can possibly imagine.

Quartz Creek in Cooper Landing. Photo courtesy of Brian Moore.

Quartz Creek in Cooper Landing. Photo courtesy of Brian Moore.

Whether you’re hitting the slopes at Alyeska Resort, enjoying a relaxing day of snowy-sightseeing or opting for a good meal and an indoor activity, Alaska’s Playground is sure to deliver.

600 Santa's Ski for Free at Alyeska Resort

600 Santa’s Ski for Free at Alyeska Resort.

One of our favorite parts about wintertime on The Kenai is that all our favorite summertime “hot spots” are transformed into magical, snowy escapes. Like this one below at Kenai Lake.

Or this one at Tern Lake. It’s hard not to feel completely refreshed after taking in a crisp, clear sight like this. And the most beautiful part? These sights are ALL AROUND on the Kenai Peninsula. Like we said before, being here truly feels like a dream come true.

Catching a winter sunrise in the Chugach Mountains is simply something that everyone MUST do at least once in their lifetime.

Photo from Ron Niebrugge, www.WildNatureImages.com.

Photo from Ron Niebrugge, http://www.WildNatureImages.com.

And taking the sleds out for some afternoon laughs and smiles is something that is sure to be a hit with the kiddos, every single time!

Even just your everyday average “road trip” can offer sights that make you feel like you need to *pinch* yourself to see if you are dreaming. Just look at those mountains! Utterly magical.

Photo from AKontheGO.com

Photo from AKontheGO.com

Wintertime hiking on Alaska’s Playground is another go-to activity that we highly recommend for anyone looking to spend a day off enjoying the great outdoors. Talk about a total soul cleanse.

And on the same note of wintertime hiking, lets just say… the destination is always worth the journey. Need proof? Check out this amazing, secluded photo below.

Photo from Kathleen Barth Photography.

Photo from Kathleen Barth Photography.

Wildlife viewing during the winter months is a treat that we can’t even believe we are so lucky to enjoy out our very own backdoor. Life changing!

Resting Bull Moose. Photo from Kathleen Barth Photography.

Resting Bull Moose. Photo from Kathleen Barth Photography.

Or if you’re more of a “water baby” and you are searching for a bit of an adrenaline rush, you could always try wintertime surfing on the Kenai Peninsula. Brrrr! 😉

Photo from SurfAlaska.net.

Photo from SurfAlaska.net.

If snowmobiling (or snow-machining) is more of your thing, from flat valleys to steep mountain terrain- there are countless areas on The Kenai to enjoy fresh powder all winter long.

Photo from travel.davidmbyrne.com.

Photo from travel.davidmbyrne.com.

No matter what you plan to do with you’re holiday weekend, if you spend any time traveling to the Kenai Peninsula via the notorious Turnagain Arm, we are sure that you will enjoy a plethora of breathtaking sights.

While you’re here, be sure to keep your eyes open for some of the beautifully decorated outdoor Christmas trees, like this one below in the quaint town of Seward.

Photo from Ron Neibrugge with www.WildNatureImages.com.

Photo from Ron Neibrugge with http://www.WildNatureImages.com.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! 🙂


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