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Ski Land

2315 Skiland Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712-1749
+1 907-389-2314
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Hole in the wall - rip off

This place is NOT what it is advertised to be. It is a hole in the wall snack-shack; about as... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2018
David S
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clearwater, fl
What a dump

Ski Land Fairbanks What a dump. 571742606 This place is a dive. Our primary goal for... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2018
dskmd3
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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Hours Today: 9:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2315 Skiland Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712-1749
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+1 907-389-2314
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"warm place"
in 4 reviews
"great place to view"
in 3 reviews
"aurora borealis"
in 6 reviews
"free hot drinks"
in 2 reviews
"hot chocolate"
in 5 reviews
"northern lights"
in 10 reviews
"visiting fairbanks"
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"lodge"
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

This place is NOT what it is advertised to be. It is a hole in the wall snack-shack; about as comfortable as a greyhound bus station in the wrong side of town. There is absolutely no reason to waste your money and time driving out...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

Ski Land Fairbanks What a dump. 571742606 This place is a dive. Our primary goal for vacationing in Fairbanks was to photograph the Northern Lights. To that end, we thought it would be worth paying the $30 pp fee and driving 45 minutes from Fairbanks...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

The Northern Lights were expected to be out the night we got into Fairbanks. Since we didn't land until 4:30pm, we didn't want to do anything too pricey (in case the flight was late). Ski Land was great. It was nice and warm inside and...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

We paid the $30 per person to go up to Clearly Summit to attempt to see the northern lights. We got hot chocolate which was actually pretty good. We waited around for a few hours, but no Aurora lights . Which was ok, we knew...More

1  Thank Ashley R
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

We were lucky to see the lights 2 of the 4 nights we were visiting Fairbanks. We went to Chena Hot Springs one night but wanted to stay closer to town and found Ski Land. It was an easy drive. They have a lot of...More

1  Thank TravelbugHNL
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Reviewed September 23, 2017

What a wonderful place to view the Northern Lights. We were lucky to have a clear and beautiful evening, which meant that soon after dark we had our first view of the lights - what a thrill! The owner of Ski Land was helpful, pleasant...More

1  Thank JCK614
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SkiLandAK, Guest Relations Manager at Ski Land, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2017

Thank you for your visit and review! We are so glad that you got to see the lights!

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Reviewed August 23, 2017

I would have given it 5 stars, but the guy running the operation gave me a serious case of the heebie geebies. The two ladies that were running the aurora operation were really cool and incredibly helpful!

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SkiLandAK, Guest Relations Manager at Ski Land, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2017

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed our venue and sorry about the heebie geebies!

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Reviewed April 12, 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...More

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Reviewed November 29, 2016

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

1  Thank jkab3
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Reviewed September 28, 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...More

1  Thank JenniElaine
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Alexander V
May 7, 2017|
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Response from SkiLandAK | Property representative |
Hello! We definitely recommend coming to Fairbanks to see the Northern Lights. While they are hard to predict, you have a better chance with the longer night hours and further North. There are bigger ski resorts near... More
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