77 years steeped in tradition, the Anchorage Fur Rondy definitely feels like a step (or two) back in time, aptly described as “Alaska’s frontier spirit”
As long as you can handle the cold the Fur Rondy is cram-packed with random adventure. Like any good weekend event, there’s no way to do it all. So I printed off my list and away I went- hitting up the pieces that caught my eye.
Sled Dog Races
The Dog Sled Races began in 1946. These dogs race at twice the speed as the dogs on the Iditarod Trail, typically taking about 90 minutes to complete the shortened trail.
Compressed snow gets crafted into a wide variety, from cat faces to polar bears to trains.
As you might expect from an event named the “Fur Rendezvous” there was quite a bit of fur to be seen- culminating with the Fur Auction.