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Laura’s Story

In 2013, I went through what I like to call my “quarter-life crisis.” Fresh out of college, I was working a comfortable job in a new city. I was sure I had it all figured out.  Three years later, I finally realized that working 60-hour weeks in a place far away from any kind of…

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April 19, 2017

We Did a Number on 2016!

The days are slowly but surely getting longer, snow is still falling, and spring skiing seems closer than ever. All of us here at Alaska Huts are excited for what’s to come, but we wanted to take a quick look back at what happened in 2016. Thanks to the incredible support from all of our…

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February 3, 2017

Guest Post: Manitoba

Manitoba By Libby Ferrara, 2016   Path threading now round alder grove, wind blown hemlocks and steep snow drove. Low angled sun throws silver cast, like grayscale prints of photos past. Up gently climbing ridgelines loft, the surface shifts from firm to soft. Panoramic view from peak earned, can’t be bought, sold or returned….

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January 18, 2017

Guest Post: Bird Watching at Manitoba

I spent a week in Alaska this August where I was lucky enough to stay with my lovely extended family. I’m an avid birder from the east coast, so before I continue I must concede that visiting my family wasn’t the only reason I ventured over to Alaska – I came hungry for new birds.  …

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September 8, 2016

Join Us! AK Huts Annual Meeting, May 10th

Dear Alaska Huts Supporter, Thanks to all of you who came out, danced, bid, and auctioned at our annual fundraiser, A Flannel Affair. It was a blast and we can’t wait to do it all again next year. But now, it’s time to get down to business. We invite you to join Alaska Huts board and…

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May 4, 2016

Alaska Huts: More than Recreation

Nothing speaks more fluently to the heart of Alaskans than sunny days in the backcountry, time in the wilderness with friends, or gutting it out on a remote trail. So naturally, as an Alaskan and avid outdoor-enjoyer, I immediately took the opportunity to join the ranks of an organization aimed at backcountry fun. I’m a…

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April 22, 2016

Guest Post: Sunny Skies and Untracked Runs

I’ve had the pleasure of skiing the Summit Lake area for many years.  This past week my wife and I decided to stay at the Manitoba Cabin for the first time since the recent improvements.  We arrived under sunny skies and were greeted by a friendly group of families already enjoying their stay at the cabin.  We stayed in…

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March 23, 2016

Alaska Huts Presents: A Flannel Affair

Please join Alaska Huts for an evening with friends, comfort food, beverages, and music to rock you by Anchorage’s own, Sassafras.  Put on your coziest cabin casuals and no frills fireside garb!  There’ll be prizes for folks taking comfort to new fashion frontiers! $10 cover with proceeds going to Alaska Huts. Where:  Tap Root Public House…

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March 6, 2016

Pick.Click.Give And Support Alaska’s Nonprofits

With the recent start to a new year, it means it’s time again for Alaskans to file for the Permanent Fund Dividend. We are excited to be participating in the Pick.Click.Give program for the seventh consecutive year. Pick.Click.Give provides a unique way for Alaskans to support local nonprofits. In 2015 over 33,000 people contributed all…

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February 22, 2016


Things have been busy lately behind the scenes here at Alaska Huts, and we are excited to finally share our new website. We are still working to improve it and would love to hear any feedback you may have – you can find us at [email protected]. We’ve also been working on some changes to the…

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December 10, 2015

Wood Stock!

In celebration of Public Lands Day, a group of over 25 Alaska Huts staff and volunteers gathered on September 26th for a weekend of work, play, wood stacking, good food and music at Manitoba Cabin. Thanks to all of our volunteers we were able to get five cords of wood stacked and ready for the…

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September 1, 2015