Travel Alaska - My Alaska News - January 2016

My Alaska News - January 2016 - Springtime in Alaska

SPRING EMERGES: BIRD FESTIVALS AND HELI-SKIING

Spring offers the best of both worlds in Alaska: the long, bright days that promise summer, late-season skiing in mountains frosted in lingering winter snow, and the return of millions of migrating birds that heralds the season’s change.

As the sun begins to beam its warmth again, shoulder season deals and a combination of summer and winter activities make spring an excellent time to visit the Great Land.

Whether you fancy joining in the revelry of Alaska's bird festivals, or prefer getting deep into backcountry powder on a heli-ski trip, these spring adventures are popular for travelers and locals alike. READ MORE

Rufous hummingbird
SAMPLE TRIP:
BIRDING FROM KETCHIKAN TO WRANGELL

Mid-March marks the beginning of the arrival of hundreds of thousands of migratory birds that travel through Alaska in spring and summer. The first region to welcome these annual visitors is the Inside Passage, which commemorates the spring migration with community events and protected viewing areas.

Birding enthusiasts will delight in this 6-day tour featuring prime opportunities to view hundreds of species up close in April and May.

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