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At first mention, Anchorage may evoke visions of polar ice caps and frozen tundra, but Alaska's largest city is warmer than you may think, and big on adventure all year round. In summer, the average temperature is 18.5 degrees, ideal for sightseeing or enjoying the area's unique activities. Imagine a day of arctic mountain biking and fishing, or panning for gold at an old mine. Explore Prince William Sound to see the fjords, glaciers and rare wildlife the state is famous for. In winter, with an average of -3 degrees, alpine skiing, dog sledding and Skijoring, a fast-growing sport that involves cross-country skiing while being towed by a dog, are just a few favoured pastimes. Rich in culture and tradition, Anchorage offers ample opportunity to learn about the history of the city and Alaska's native people at museums and heritage centres. Festivals, sporting events, theatrical and musical performances take place throughout the year. Set amidst the breathtaking Chugach Mountains along the coast of Cook Inlet in south central Alaska, Anchorage is ideally situated to offer the best in outdoor recreation, in a naturally splendid setting, whenever you choose to visit.
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