Cross-country skiing is a popular winter recreation activity in Alaska, and with good reason! There are plenty of areas around the state that offer phenomenal cross-country skiing. Here are three options:
• Anchorage – The city offers hundreds of miles of trails, including the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and 1,400-acre Kincaid Park. USA Today’s 10 Best nominated Anchorage as one of the best places in the country for cross-country skiing.
• Girdwood – Head to Alyeska Resort for Nordic skiing on its groomed trails.
• Portage – Once Portage Lake freezes, cross-country skiers can take a breathtaking jaunt to Portage Glacier.
– Stephanie Plieness, The Alaska 100