Make plans to attend the BP World Ice Carving championships in Fairbanks. The Ice Alaska park opens on Feb 20 and the competition runs through Mar. 28. Pictured above, Santa Claus on ice! !
If you have not seen this incredible display–don’t miss it. To the right, I’m getting an “icy reception” on the phone! There are carvers from around the world, a kids park with slides and mazes and all varieties of ice sculptures.
Stay at the Fairbanks Princess right on the (frozen) Chena River. It’s located between the airport and the Ice Alaska park. They’ve got two specials. First, you can opt to stay there for just $79 per night, including DOUBLE Alaska Airlines miles. Free wireless, too! Or, for $89 per night, you get a $15 PER PERSON breakfast voucher (up to two vouchers per room, per night). “Trappers” is a good spot for breakfast. Even when I’m staying somewhere else, I often drive over to the Princess for breakfast. So this is a GREAT deal. EXTRA: If you’re REALLY a bargain hunter, drop me a note and I’ll clue you in on a SUPER-HOT Princess special that’s too hot to type!!
While you’re in Fairbanks, be SURE and go to the Museum of the North on the UAF campus. If you have a copy of the Great Alaskan TourSaver, there is a 2-for-1 coupon in there (page 109). Go to the multi-media exhibit called “The Place Where You Go To Listen”. It’s fabulous. Don’t miss it.
Flying to Fairbanks? From Anchorage, it’s easy with Era Alaska. There’s no TSA to fool with. Print your boarding pass at home and head to the counter, then on to the plane!
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