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  • An ice sculpture at the Crystal Gallery of Ice at the Alaska Center for Performing Arts.
  • COURTESY WANDA ADAMS
    The winter sunrise over the Chugach Mountains occurs about 8:30 a.m., very late by Hawaii standards.
  • ASSOCIATED PRESS / MAY 2011
    @Green=[C] Associated Press / May 2011 The winter sunrise over the Chugach Mountains occurs about 8:30 a.m., very late by Hawaii standards. Samantha Carey, above, of Anchorage dances with her dance group Imamsuat, which performs traditional and modern Sugpiaq music at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage, Alaska. An ice sculpture at the Crystal Gallery of Ice at the Alaska Center for Performing Arts. A thermometer at the Alaska Zoo registers an average winter temperature: 3 degrees.
  • COURTESY WANDA ADAMS
    Cioppino, a mussels and vegetable dish served at Orso, one of the better white tablecloth restaurants in Anchorage.
  • COURTESY WANDA ADAMS
    Kobuk coffee shop on Fifth Avenue in Anchorage is a great place to warm up.

  • A thermometer at the Alaska Zoo registers an average winter temperature: 3 degrees.
  • COURTESY WANDA ADAMS
    A muskox looks “dressed” for the near-zero temperatures at the Alaska Zoo.

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