June 4, 2013
Contact: Kris Fister
, (907) 683-9583
Denali National Park and Preserve and the Denali Borough communities are celebrating Alaska's longest season during Winterfest 2014 from February 19 - 23. This long-running community-wide event features an array of activities, with something for all ages, interests, and abilities! Check out the complete schedule.
Festivities kick off on Wednesday, February 19 with events in the local community. The National Park Service hosts a wide variety of activities on Saturday, February 22 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at or near the Murie Science and Learning Center located on the Denali Park Road. The day's offerings include an ice carving demonstration, science experiments and other activities for children, ranger-guided snowshoe walk, snow sculpting contest, films, and the opportunity to meet some of the park's sled dogs. Hot drinks and light refreshments are provided and a selection of park-related publications will be available for sale.
Saturday evening and Sunday, Feburary 23, events continue in the community surrounding the park.
Meals, lodging and other services are available year-round in the communities of Healy and Cantwell. The park's Riley Creek Campground is open for free camping. A vault toilet is provided for winter campers and water can be obtained at the Murie Science and Learning Center.
Winterfest is made possible with the assistance of Alaska Geographic, Denali Borough, Denali Borough School District, Denali Education Center, Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture, National Park Service, and Princess Tours. Winterfest information is available online or by calling Denali National Park at 907-683-9532 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm daily. A complete schedule of events will be available in mid-winter, 2014.