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Winter Activities



During fall and winter, our town comes alive with a different energy as the community comes together after a busy summer. We enjoy a great mix of invigorating outdoor activities, arts, and social events and live up to our reputation as the best “foodie” destination in Alaska. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city and enjoy small-town Alaska in the off-season. 



Enjoy more than 80 km of winter ski trails spread across the Homer area: Baycrest, Lookout Mountain, and McNeil/Eveline. The Kachemak Nordic Ski Club maintains the ski trails and offers a variety of programs and events for the community.



For more than 70 years the Kachemak Ski Club has introduced children and adults of all ages to downhill skiing and snowboarding through instructional programs based at the Homer Rope Tow. Skiers and snowboarders enjoy 20 acres of terrain accessible from the 850’ tow with 260’ of vertical. At the base of the mountain, enjoy the wood stove-heated lodge. Outside of the lodge are picnic tables, an outdoor deck, an outhouse, and a firepit.



A popular way to explore Alaska’s backcountry is by snowmachine. Homer has an avid snowmachining community, most of which are a part of Homer’s Snomads. Snomads is a local organization that works to develop and rehabilitate existing trails and trailheads for the benefit of all backcountry users. Riders enjoy more than 90 miles of groomed trails, running towards the head of the bay and into the hills above Homer.

Girl on Snowmachine on a bright sunny dayKids on snow skies using rope tow.Cross Country Skier on a sunny day