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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
It’s time we all take a time out and stop watching the Alaska sky for signs of snow. After all, a watched pot doesn’t boil, therefore a watched forecast doesn’t produce. Look down, instead, at the pages of a good read. Here's some suggestions. Alli Harvey

Last winter, snow conditions were perfect for a line that a group of extreme skiers had been eyeing for years, and professional skier Cody Townsend stepped up and dropped into the ridiculously narrow chasm, plummeting more than 2,000 vertical feet down a tight, cliff-lined chute.

Alaska Dispatch News
Winter feeder king salmon fishing may be the domain of the hardiest anglers, but the dinner-table reward can be hard to beat. Another bonus for anglers: The daily bag and possession limit of two kings doesn’t count against an angler’s seasonal limit from Oct. 1 to April 1.Mike Campbell

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