Seward & Kenai Fjords Winter Activities
Discover exciting winter activities in Seward. Visit the Alaska SeaLife Center to learn about the region’s marine life, embark on boating tours to explore the winter landscapes, or enjoy cross-country skiing, skating, snow machining, and snowshoeing.
Seward & Kenai Fjords
The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is the only public aquarium in Alaska that is a combined marine research, education, and wildlife response facility. Explore an undersea kelp forest, meet the birds in the aviary, enjoy the antics of Steller sea lions and seals in the Rocky Coast exhibit, and more.
Embrace Winter on an epic cold-weather snowshoe trek out of Moose Pass, a small town on the Kenai Peninsula, in the heart of the Chugach Mountains. Extend the experience with an overnight or 2‑night stay in a handmade, Mongolian-style yurt on the shores of remote Grant Lake.
Hop on board the all-season Missing Lynx and Lost Lynx, the vessels bound for whatever Seward Ocean Excursion suits your fancy. Want to whale watch, see glaciers, go bird watching or just check out hidden coves? Captains Bixler and Krystin McClure will help your small group plan an outing catered to your preferences. No matter the season, you can always catch some excitement in Resurrection Bay!
Most of the loops in the campground are groomed for cross country skiing. Starting with the main road into the campground and cross the bridge to see beautiful winter views up and down the river. To access the trails, park before the first road closure gate just off of the Seward Highway.
An annual New Year’s Eve tradition, the Luminary Ski is a free community event on the Divide Ski Trails (at Mile 12 of the Seward Highway). The trails are lit by candlelight, and you can walk, snowshoe, or ski, depending on your preference. Hot cocoa, cider, and a campfire are provided.