March madness descends on Nome for two weeks, with a huge basketball tourney, a snowmachine race, local competitions, arts events – and the ultimate excitement, as thousands cheer Iditarod mushers and their dogs on to the finish line. Plan to stay awhile for this crazy arctic party, known here as “The Mardi Gras of the North”!
Snowmachines are part of the fabric of life in places like Nome, where snowfall closes the roads to cars and trucks for months on end. Snowmachines serve a practical role, transporting people and supplies. They also allow for backcountry exploration in winter - and are sure fun to race!
Tee off in the ice and snow of the frozen Bering Sea in this 6-hole charity golf classic that includes a mandatory stop-off at a local bar after the first three holes. Parka, fur hat, and heavy boats are advisable for one of the most unique golf outings you’ll ever experience.