Winter Activities


Let’s have fun together

Who said that winter is to stay indoors?

Most winter activities start as soon as there is a least 12 inches of snow on the ground. That happens around the end of November or beginning of December through the beginning of April. You can find a list of available activities on the Activities board inside the Activity Center on arrival. Our friendly staff are available to assist you with your activities planning.


Please note that weather, temperature, and daylight hours can affect when and even whether or not these tours will run. As such, we do not take advance reservations. Tours are booked in-person only.

Aurora Viewing Tour

When you are in search of auroras, we have the tour!

Ride in a military-style SUSV to the top of Charlie Dome where you will watch for the Northern Lights. You will have a 360° unobstructed view, heated yurts to warm yourself in, outhouses, and complimentary hot beverages and snacks.

APPROX. 5 HRS - $75 P/P


Dog Sled Rides

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 1.5 mile trail, in one of our locally hand built traditional freight sleds which holds up to four guests. 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.

All dog cart or dog sled rides operate based on availability, weather, trail and safety conditions.

Price: Adults $60 (12+) / Youth $30 (11 years and under)*

*Children must be able to sit upright and hold on. Subject to dog yard's discretion.

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.

Price: Adults $20 (12+) / Youth $10 (ages 6-11 years) Children 5 & under free with paying adult

Snowmachine 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. 45 minute tour.

Price: Adults $65 (16+)

Ski, Snowshoes, Ice Skates, and Winter Gear Rentals

Rent some fun in the winter time!


Enjoy winter activities when renting cross-country skis, snowshoes or ice skates at the Activity Center and cruise around the resort's 440 beautiful acres and scenic trails. The ice skating pond is located next to the Pool House. Various sizes available.

All day rental for skis, snowshoes, or skates ;

$25 per Adult / $12.50 Youth (ages 6-11) with paying adult

24 hour Winter Gear Rental

$15.00 per item (Parka, Over pants or winter boots) / $30.00 for a set of three


Sunset Snow Coach Tour

1 1/2 hours

Although we are in the middle of winter here at Chena Hot Springs, there is still hope to see the sun! Take one of our Sunset Snow Coach Tours to the top of our nearby Charlie Dome for an unforgettable experience. The vehicle that transports you is a military grade SUSV; so much fun right?

Departure times vary due to time of sunset. Check with Activity Center Staff for daily departure time. (December 1 - March 31)

Rates are per person.

Price: Adult $50 (12+) / Youth $25 (ages 6-11)

**subject to availability based on operational and weather conditions.




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Flight Sightseeing

Journey into the arctic

Fort Yukon - Arctic Circle/ Yukon River

Fly over the White Mountains and the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Watch for the as we cross the Arctic Circle at 66°33’47” N, then follow the Yukon River to Fort Yukon. Enjoy a guided ground tour at Fort Yukon. (Approx. 1-hr)

Approx. 3.5 hrs tour - $490 p/p

Chena Hills - Angel Rocks

Fly over the beautiful Chena Hills and Angel Rocks. (Great for sunsets).

Approx. 0.5 hrs - $99 p/p

*All flights require a minimum of 4 people to operate

     *All prices are per person and are subject to change without notice. Availability subject to the discretion of Activity staff, who reserve the right to refuse service for safety reasons.