Winter in Alaska

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1. Posted by don_kam (Full Member 115 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!


I am currently trying to plan a winter trip to Anchorage and Fairbanks in December. Was wondering about the followings:

1) If i am not into skiing, can i wear just wear jeans instead of ski wear? My top will be thermal wear of course.

2) How difficult it is to drive from Anchorage to Fairbanks during the winter? Or is flying really recommended. (i have never driven in winter conditions)

3) How are the new year eve countdown celebrations in Anchorage? Worth it to stay for the countdown or do you folks think i should go to another city for the new year?

4) Any thing else to be careful about when in Alaska during winter?

Any help is appreciated.