Wherever you choose to spend your weekend north of Anchorage, the great weather we’ve been experiencing and the increasing daylight will make your experience a memorable one.John Schandelmeier
Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month began in 2009 as an initiative to encourage families to become acquainted with snow sports. Erin Kirkland
As fat-tire bike use has grown in Anchorage, the number of wintertime bike thefts has also grown -- with stolen fat-tire bike fliers posted in cycle shops all over town.Megan Edge

For Bob Edelen, flight sounds like a dream: He wears a backpack that lets him soar above his home and neighborhood, looking down on trees, birds and valleys. Sometimes friends wave from their porches.

Alli Harvey

In this episode of Indie Alaska, with the help of high-powered telescopes around the world, scientists can observe and photograph far-flung astronomical phenomena.

Alaska Public Media
Federal wildlife managers and the Alaska Board of Game are at odds again, this time over a proposed new federal regulation that would limit predator control in national wildlife refuges. Erica Martinson

Despite being one of the sport’s more accomplished dog drivers during his best years, Sebastian Schnuelle decided after the 2011 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race— in which he recorded his fourth-straight top-10 finish — that he was done. The racing grind had become too much.

Scott Jensen

Many visitors to Alaska have the opportunity to see whales during summer, but not everyone gets to see them bubble feeding up close. 

Alaska Dispatch News

Aaron Bowman of Anchorage shares his passion for bird watching, discusses the science behind bird counts, and talks about why Alaska is a birder's paradise.

Alaska Public Media
Find outdoors events for January 6 through 10.