If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas and you aren’t as lucky as we are (since we get to actually live in this magical place!) we thought we’d spoil you with an abundance of snowy, wintery eye-candy. The Kenai, Alaska’s Playground is exceptionally special this time of year. Every direction you look will transport you directly into a winter wonderland paradise. From towering mountain views, to peaceful river beds and busy city streets – the magic of the holiday season is simply undeniable on the Kenai Peninsula. Just see for yourself… 🙂
1 – A picture perfect day gives way to the beautifully colored turquoise waters of the Kenai River at the Russian River confluence.
2 – Docked boats in Seward, Alaska look stunning against a snowy mountain backdrop.
3 – Riding the chair lift at Alyeska Resort up into the clouds and above the snowy mountain peaks.
4 – The upper Kenai River looks perfectly peaceful this time of year when all the anglers are hibernating for the winter.
5 – A musher takes his sled dog team across an open sea of snow on the Kenai Peninsula.
6 – Even rest stops on The Kenai, Alaska’s Playground get transformed into a winter wonderland paradise this time of year.
7 – Driving on the Seward Highway can be dangerous any time of year, but during the winter months the magical snowy views make the trip totally worth the while.
8 – As the Kenai River freezes and thaws with changing winter temps, the fascinating views get elevated to a whole new level.
9 – A single tree lit up with Christmas lights turns this whole area near Summit Lake into a peaceful holiday paradise.
10 – On that same note, it’s impossible to deny that a Summit Lake Lodge cabin getaway is a picturesque experience this time of year. WOW!
11 – Solitude amongst the clouds can be found on the Lost Lake Trail near Seward.
12 – Frost heaves, crisp temps and cloudy skies make for a fierce winter photo-op on The Kenai.
13 – A group of seals take a break from swimming by resting on floating ice chunks off the Homer Spit in Kachemak Bay.
14 – The view from Slaughter Ridge above Kenai Lake takes the rewards of winter hiking on The Kenai to a whole new level.
15 – The Alaska Railroad knows how to ring in the holiday season in style, there is no denying that. WOW!
16 – Spotting an alpenglow is always a treat, but it’s exceptionally special when it happens while driving through the pass.
17 – Catching air in a magical mountain town such as Cooper Landing is an extreme way to celebrate the cheerfulness of the holiday season.
18 – Leave the big city of Anchorage and head towards The Kenai, Alaska’s Playground for a one way ticket to a winter wonderland paradise.
19 – The aerial views overlooking Resurrection Bay are like something straight out of a dream this time of year.
20 – So you think all the bears are hibernating? Think again! This guy is showing off his best snow dancing skills for one lucky photographer to enjoy.
21 – Alyeska Resort looks like it belongs right on the front of a post card. This place sure knows how to make the snowy months look good!
22 – When you think about winter on The Kenai, this is the exact image that should come to your mind each and every time. Peaceful, serene and breathtakingly beautiful.
23 – The soft and serene views overlooking a wintery Kelly Lake are enough to fill your heart full of love and happiness.
24 – Another one of the historic Alaska Railroad because we just can’t get enough of those brilliant blue and yellow Alaska colors against a snow mountainous backdrop.
25 – Sixmile River Valley looking south towards the charming little town of Hope is a snowy, wintery dream this time of year.
Wishing all of our friends, fans and neighbors on The Kenai, Alaska’s Playground a safe and happy holiday season!