Winter – Chena Hot Springs Resort Activities


We invite you  to spend  some  time at Chena Hot Springs Resort, located  in a prime Northern Lights viewing area in the hills about 60 road miles northeast of Fairbanks. The resort is known for its healthy outdoor opportunities in the pristine wilderness of Alaskas great interior - first discovered by gold prospectors at the turn of the century. In 1912, the geothermal area was the premier place to soak - for residents of the booming town Fairbanks. Relax in the large heated mineral indoor pool, the outdoor rock lake and in numerous hot tubs – which are providing a great opportunity to soak or swim until the Northern Lights are appearing. You have plenty of time to go dog sledding, visit a sled dog kennel tour, try snowmobiling or join a tour of the Ice Museum. The Northern Lights are nature’s most mysterious phenomena and take centre stage in these winter getaways. Enjoy unique cultural experiences and fun winter snow activities on the side.

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WC1001 Chena: Aurora Snow Coach Tour

Hop on a snow coach to drive out in search of the aurora borealis. Far from the light pollution of the city, you’re in a prime location for seeing these colorful curtains of light as they color the star-studded sky. Seek out remote locations where you can watch the luminous spectacle over snowy fields and the evergreen treeline before your early morning return to Fairbanks.
Departure: September - April | Price:$75

WC1002 Chena: Aurora Ice Museum Tour

Chena Hot Springs Resort is home to the world’s largest year-round ice museum in the world, the Aurora Ice Museum! It was completed in January 2005 and stays a cool 20 degrees Fahrenheit inside year round. Keeping the museum icy cold in the heat of summer comes from the patented absorption chiller, the first of its kind in the world used for this purpose!
Price:$15 + Optional “Appletini” Beverage served in ice glass $15

WC1003 Chena: Kennel Tour

The Chena Sled Dog Kennel tour is your chance to chat with an experienced musher. Your guide will teach you about the sport, sharing knowledge and answering any questions you may have. You will be introduced to some amazing Alaskan Huskies, learn about this fascinating breed, and tour a working mushing kennel of over 50 dogs. The educational visitor center is a great place to warm up in the cool winter months, or to get a break from the sun during the sunny summer months. You will walk away from this tour with an abundance of dog mushing knowledge.
Departure: Year-round | Price:$20

WC1004 Chena Sled Dog Ride

The Chena Sled Dog Kennel offers guests an exciting Alaskan adventure. During the snowy winter months, guests get a truly authentic taste of dog mushing. Our friendly, experienced guides take you gliding along our serene two mile trail, in one of our locally hand built traditional freight sleds which holds up to four persons. Sharing the sled with other guests may be necessary. After the ride, you’ll have a chance to take a photo with these amazing dogs or warm up in our visitor’s center.
Departure: December – April | Price: $60

WC1005 Chena Mushing School

Have you always wanted to drive a team of dogs around a beautiful winter trail and feel the rush of adrenaline with a speed you never imagined? Well, here's your chance to embrace the sport first hand by driving your own team of dogs! After an hour training session learning about Alaskan dog mushing, you will get behind the sled of your own team and travel around the resorts two mile dog sled trail. After completing your training as an Alaskan Dog Musher you will receive an official Chena Hot Springs Dog Musher Certificate.
Departure: December – April | Price: $225

WC1006 Chena Snowmobile Tour

Take a Guided Snow Machine Tour around the resort! Experienced Tour Guides show you the resort from trails and areas of the resort you haven't seen before. No experience necessary. Tours generally operate during hours of daylight only. Tour times will vary based on sunlight availability.
Duration: 45 Minutes | Price: $65