Happy New Year, 2017 is here and it is off to a mild start. Anchorage still has much to offer, even in the off-season. Travelers can look forward to upcoming mid-winter events such as Fur Rondy, skiing at Alyeska, ice-skating at Westchester and anticipating the basketball March Madness season as well as Iditarod! Not to mention, business trips turned adventure to anticipating the thrill of enjoying the outdoors that comes in spring and longer days. I enjoy hearing stories from everyone’s day, each one is different and allows me to learn more about the state that I live in. As an Alaskan enthusiast, it surprises me that I can grow to love this place even more through each guest that experiences it for themselves. Here are some pictures from real people enjoying what Alaska has to offer. Enjoy!