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Ski Land

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Ski Land, home of North America's most northern chairlift! We offer downhill skiing and snowboarding on the weekends, weather dependant, from mid-November to mid-April. Our day lodge opens on ski days to offer breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Our...more
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2315 Skiland Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712-1749
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All reviews great place to view aurora borealis hot chocolate northern lights visiting fairbanks 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

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank David S
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JenniferW4286
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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Ashley R
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

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank TravelbugHNL
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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank JCK614
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!

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!

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Eva B
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!

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

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank LadyDiButterfli
Reviewed November 29, 2016

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

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank jkab3
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

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank JenniElaine
Reviewed September 14, 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...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Laurie R
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Alexander V
May 7, 2017|
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