winter in alaska's kenai river city

Shorter daylight in the winter does not deter the nature enthusiast! Soldotna has lit trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

Envision a memorable trip to Soldotna year-round. Contact us today to plan your trip. 

snow much fun

Come explore the Tstalteshi Trails! This trail system is a world-class cross-country ski area with more than 25 kilometers of groomed trails. You can rent or buy ski gear from local shops in town then hit the trails. There are often events throughout the winter that you won’t want to miss! 

frozen riverfest

Defy the winter cold and join the party outdoors! Live music, bonfires, food vendors, and a beer garden. This is a great winter event that showcases Alaskan Breweries from around the state. More information to come. You don’t want to miss this event!


All of the public elementary schools have lit hills for snowboarding, sledding, or tubing! The same public lakes are ice laden and stocked with salmon or trout for the ice angler. Soldotna is also home to an Olympic size ice arena with skate rentals. This same arena is home to the Kenai River Brown Bears Junior “A” Hockey Team! 

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