Visit Alaska in winter? You betcha!

December 23, 2008 7:55:06 AM PST
Alaska, in winter?

It might not sound like your sort of vacation, but there's a hardy group of tourists who head north when the temperature is plunging.

Alaska tourism officials say about a-quarter million visitors come to the state during the winter and 75 percent are making their second trip.

Winter-time attractions include the spectacular Northern Lights, if the weather cooperates.

There's also dogsledding and snowmobiling.

After hours, winter visitors can soak in an outdoor hot tub surrounded by snow.