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From watching the Iditarod to chasing the aurora borealis, Anchorage offers wintertime charm for travelers

FILE – In this March 3, 2018, file photo, Eagle River, Alaska musher Tom Schonberger’s lead dogs trot along Fourth Avenue during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska. Animal rights activists are toasting the maker of Jack Daniel’s whiskey, saying the company has ended its long-running sponsorship of Alaska’s 1,000-mile race. The action follows a tough year for race organizers who have faced financial hardships, a loss of other sponsors and their first-ever dog doping scandal. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen, Fie) FX103

Alaska in winter may not be first on your travel itinerary, but with a legendary dog-sledding race, a raucous local festival, and local history on offer, Anchorage offers visitors snowy adventures and surprises.

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