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A man who escaped an avalanche in the Alaska Range in early December returned to the site of the slide with another man to retrieve the body of Erik Peterson, who died in the avalanche.

Dermot Cole
If you’re like me, you often visit the reservations sites too late to score a good cabin. It pays to plan and, luckily, with hundreds of cabins to choose across Alaska, there are still plenty available if you book now.  Alli Harvey
The man who was completely buried in an avalanche last week at Turnagain Pass said he let his backcountry skiing partner talk him into skiing a run he knew was too steep. Though unharmed, he was still feeling “foolish” after setting off the slide.Nathaniel Herz

More than 1,000 people jumped into the frigid waters of Goose Lake in Anchorage for a good cause on Saturday, part of this year's Polar Plunge event that organizers expected would raise more than $400,000 for Special Olympics Alaska.

Devin Kelly
The 350-foot-wide avalanche was triggered by the skier and ran downhill an estimated 1,000 feet on the southwest face of Sunburst Ridge. The man's companion, who escaped the avalanche, helped dig him out. Megan Edge
Avalanche dangers and closures at Turnagain Pass have been a cause of frustration for backcountry enthusiasts. The area was still closed to snowmachiners Tuesday, and a recent storm has made skiing and snowboarding more dangerous. Megan Edge
Many prices and fees for overnight camping, annual parking passes and boat launching that have been the same for more than a decade are changing at Alaska State Parks.Megan Edge
A man attacked by a moose last year wants the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to issue up to 10 drawing permits for a Kincaid Park hunt, to be conducted in October when the park tends to attract fewer people and limited to hunters with at least a 70 percent physical disability.Rick Sinnott
The animals in one of North America’s largest caribou herds are an important resource for subsistence hunters and their families throughout the northern regions of Alaska, and they provide a source of income for guides and outfitters who bring hunters up from the Lower 48.Jillian Rogers | The Arctic Sounder
The beloved annual tradition, which about 30 Alaska groups typically participate in, often yields surprises for patient birders.Nancy Lord

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