If you ask Alaskans their favorite season, many will say WINTER! The hectic pace of the summer is replaced by the easygoing lifestyle of the winter. Snow begins to fall in October paving the way for skiing and other winter activities. Great snow machining or cross-country skiing is just a short drive away. Northern lights viewing is possible in town and on the White Pass summit on a clear night. The month-long Yuletide season brings a parade of lights & tree-lighting ceremony, caroling, the popular Santa Train, a beautiful Yuletide Ball and other programs.
If you relish a tranquil environment, you will love Skagway in the winter. Sit and watch the gentle snowfall while drinking a steaming cup of cocoa, take in a yoga class at the Recreation Center or enjoy one of our beautiful brisk clear days. Come find out why we live here year-round.