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Summer vs Winter

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

In Alaska, two seasons that stand in stark contrast to each other have the power to take your breath away.  From the lush greens of our midnight-sun filled summer days to the brilliant night sky full of stars and dancing aurora of winter, there is one constant.  Denali.  This mountain (also known as Mt. McKinley), and all it's neighboring peaks of the Alaska Range dominate the skyline to the north of Talkeetna and continue to stun all who gaze upon it with its shear beauty. 

It's true that many of our visitors prefer the warmer summer months and that we offer more flights during those long days but here at K2 Aviation, we don't hibernate.  While our winter flights don't offer that rapid change from summer to winter that you can experience in those first fifteen minutes or so of a flight from Talkeetna toward the mountains in June or July, they do give you a sight you can only see this time of year. Soaring over miles of frozen rivers and rugged terrain blanketed in feet of pure white snow, it will boggle your mind at how expansive, pristine, and undisturbed this corner of the world is.

Sure, it's always winter in the Alaska Range and luckily we can show you that year round, but don't dismiss the idea of coming up for a visit in the winter months.  There are still plenty of things to do and memories to make.  And for those of us who don't head south for the winter, we'd love to show you why this is our favorite time of year.  Need some ideas?  Snowshoeing, skiing, sledding, skating, dog mushing, star gazing, relaxing, the list goes on and on.  K2 Aviation can help you with some of these activities.  Did you know we rent snowshoes?  Call our office and visit the Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce website www.talkeetnachamber.org for more local events.

Don't forget - Valentine's Day is coming up soon and what could be more romantic than a weekend in Talkeetna that includes a flight around a mountain as big as your love for each other?