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Address: 2315 Skiland Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712-1749
Phone Number:
+1 907-389-2314
21:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 21:00 - 03:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Ski Land, home of North Americas furthest north chairlift, offers downhill...

Ski Land, home of North Americas furthest north chairlift, offers downhill skiing and boarding on the weekends with nightly Aurora viewing in our warm lodge.

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Best Spot for Aurora Viewing

People have a lot of advice on where you should go to view the Northern Lights and depending on how active the Aurora is, sometimes it's easier than others. Skiland was my... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Cypress, California
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Cypress, California
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37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

People have a lot of advice on where you should go to view the Northern Lights and depending on how active the Aurora is, sometimes it's easier than others. Skiland was my preference because no matter which direction the lights were dancing, you have unobstructed views and you have somewhere to warm up while you're waiting for the next light... More 

Thank LadyDiButterfli
Burleson, Texas
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Aurora viewing can be challenging at best but the venue and the people at Skiland make it a wonderful experience.

Thank jkab3
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69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Such a nice place to see the aurora borealis. The staff was very kind and friendly. We had hot chocolate, and the lodge is warm and has restrooms. It was a nice group viewing the aurora, and we enjoyed ourselves. The lodge is situated perfectly that the views are fantastic -- up on a ridge and far from the city... More 

Thank JenniElaine
Fairbanks, Alaska
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Skilled offers some great winter skiing. The owners are putting in new chair lifts and sprucing up the lodge. There are a variety of runs and something for everyone. It is north of town and offers a beautiful view of the White Mountains. It can be windy there so check weather conditions before you head out. Very enjoyable when weather... More 

Thank Laurie R
Fairbanks, Alaska
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a great ski hill for intermediate to advanced riders. They've made some nice improvements to their cafe and are working on more. It's average priced and they're bringing in new rental gear. It's always well groomed and you can ski late into the season. I would highly recommend for skiing. Now, as an event venue: This is a... More 

2 Thank AKDavis36
Fairbanks, Alaska
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76 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

I grew up in Utah. There are no mountains like that here. Skiland does have some good hills though and we come here often. The chairlift is a bit slow, but it does the job. The food is yummy and you always see a familiar face on the slopes. It's our favorite ski spot in Fairbanks.

Thank thhammond
Barranquilla, Colombia
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114 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Nice place and nice lodge to view the aurora. It is very far from the city so no light around will interrupt the view of the aurora

Thank Antonio R
Elkton, Oregon
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157 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Traveled to the area to view the aurora borealis, and went skiing here during the daytime. It was a balmy 20 F. Don't expect big powder- they get limited snow, but keep it well groomed. Not busy at all--had to wait for 2 people in front of us once. Old style double chair-- slow. Only one chair on the mountain.... More 

1 Thank ghotai
Modesto, California
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92 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

For $30 bucks a person, you get a warm cabin, coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, and a friendly staff member who will wait up till 3 AM so you can catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

5 Thank Aneea
Creve Coeur, United States
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2015

We only visited here once, while in the area, for the evening Aurora. The lodge was full of visitors watching the Northern lights develop and photograph this awesome sight! The hosts were courteous, yet it was so busy with people I could have used some help with my camera that night, from the young man who was assisting others...the following... More 

2 Thank Janice H

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