Here are some great things to do in Alaska's inside Passage in winter.  

  • Attend the Wearable Arts Show in Ketchikan, featuring wild and wearable creations by local and visiting artists
  • Count eagles by the dozens at the Alaska Bald Eagle Festival in Haines, an event celebrating the peak of the winter gathering of eagles and including educational seminars and tours
  • Cross-country ski on groomed ski trails at Eagle Crest Ski Area in Juneau
  • Go "Julebukking" in Petersburg on Christmas Eve. Julebukking, according to Norwegian tradition, is when local merchants offer customers food and spirits in appreciation for the previous year's business
  • Visit Sitka's Alaska Raptor Center, Alaska's foremost bald eagle hospital and educational center
  • Ski the Buckwheat Ski Classic in Skagway, a cross-country ski tour along the White Pass mountains designed for "the lazy, the infirm and the few who are fast"
  • Visit the Tlingit Chief Shakes Island and Tribal House Historic Monument in Wrangell

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