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. Click below to view the Activities brochure.
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 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.
All dog cart or dog sled rides operate based on availability, weather, trail and safety conditions.
Dog Sled Rides
- Adult $60 ages 18+
- Youth $30 ages 6-17 years
- Children ages 5 and under free with paying adult
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 (18+) / Youth $10 (ages 6-17 years) Children 5 & under free with paying adult
snow machine TOURS
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.
Rates are per person.
$65 for a 45 minute tour.
Note: Must be at least 16 years of age or over to ride
ski, snowshoes, ice skates, and winter gear rentals
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 6-17) with paying adult
24 hour Winter Gear Rental
- $15.00 per each item (Parka, Over pants or winter boots)
- $30.00 for a set of three
aurora snow coach tour
Take to the trails on two wheels! Enjoy the beautiful environment of Chena Hot Resort as you ride the improved trails.
sunset SNOW COACH TOUR
- 1 1/2 hours
- Adult $50 per adult (18+)
- Youth $25 (ages 6-17)
- Children 5 and under free with paying adult ** However subject to availability based on operational and weather conditions.
Departure times vary due to time of sunset. Check with Activity Center Staff for daily departure time. (December 1 - March 31)