Winter in Alaska is a magical place. Students, staff, and faculty thrive under the Northern Lights with a variety of strategies. They hunker down reading, watching movies, studying, and flexing one’s creative mind. Many, however, also embrace winter by getting outdoors. Nordic skiing, ice skating, snow shoeing, “fat” mountain biking, and simply walking in the northern woods are activities that happen right out APU’s front door. The more adventurous head to the mountains to back country ski and snow shoe, alpine ski, mush dogs, and snow machine. Outdoor Studies Professor Paul Twardock joined Michael Henrich and host Charles Wohlforth on October 3rd to discuss heading to remote cabins for overnight trips on Public Radio KSKA’s “Outdoor Explorer.” Learn about the variety of public use cabins in Alaska by listening to this program here.
Want to get out in the winter but don’t have the equipment you need? Alaska Pacific University’s Outdoor Program rents a variety of skis, bikes, and winter outdoor gear available to the public