Our inaugural winter tour was completed in March and it was a great success and an even BIGGER ADVENTURE! Between braving the cold temps during Iditarod madness to journeying up the Dalton Highway in order to cross the Arctic Circle and view stunning Northern Lights…..this group was busy! John Gailey, Joseph Hall, John Hall Jr. and Tara Requist escorted the group and joined in on the fun. For more information on our 2016 departure, please visit our website.
Here are some of our favorite pics from the tour:
Operations Manager, Tara, is pictured with 2012, 2014 & 2015 Iditarod Winner, Dallas Seavey. This picture was actually taken before the race began. Dallas was kind enough to chat with members of our group while he set up for the Ceremonial Start in Anchorage.
Our own snow coach resting at Chena Hot Springs.
The Northern Alaska Tour Company flew our guests over the Iditarod Trail so that they could get a look at Iditarod action from above.
Dave Monson’s Trail Breaker Kennel’s took guests on an exhilarating dog sled ride!
Tour guests pictured with Dave Monson and Sugar, Laura Allaway’s dog, at Dave’s home in Fairbanks.
A cute juvenile Musk Ox at Palmer Musk Ox Farm. The non-profit Musk Ox Farm is dedicated to the domestication of the musk ox, an Ice Age mammal that once roamed the earth alongside saber tooth tigers and woolly mammoths.
Iditarod musher, Laura Allaway, chats with guests at the Musher’s Banquet in Anchorage. John Hall’s Alaska and multiple JHA guests helped to sponsor Laura’s Iditarod run.
Just one of several stunning ice exhibits at the World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks.
Happy Hour – Alaskan Style!
Puppy pals at Trail Break Kennels.
More puppy love…
Ready for a run.
Sunset Snow Coach tour scenery at Chena Hot Springs.
Snow Angels at 20 below!
The arctic man, John Gailey.
Northern Lights viewing at Chena Hot Springs.
AMAZING Northern Lights at Chena Hot Springs.
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks.
Fur Rendezvous Festival eats in Anchorage.
Even tough mountain men enjoy the fun at the Fur Rendezvous Festival.
Official Start of the Iditarod in Fairbanks – Pictured is DeeDee Jonrowe, an American kennel owner and dog musher who is a three-time runner up in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, and holds the fastest time ever recorded for a woman.
John Jr., Tara and John Gailey goofing around above the Arctic Circle.
A true musher’s view – Sled dog ride at Trail Breaker Kennels.
Inside Chena Hot Springs’ famous ice museum.
A great picture of the snow coach at Chena Hot Springs.