WHAT TO DO
World Ice Art Championships, (907) 451-8250, http://www.icealaska.com. This year's competition is Feb. 22-March 27. Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. All-day admission, $10; $5 for children 6 to 12. Season passes also available.
WHERE TO STAY
Minnie Street Bed & Breakfast, 345 Minnie St., Fairbanks; (888) 456-1849, http://minniestreetbandb.com. A charming place to stay with wonderful home-cooked food. Owners Lambert and Marnie Hazelaar, who have lived in Fairbanks since 1972, are a font of information about local history and things to do.
TO LEARN MORE
Fairbanks Convention & Visitors Bureau, http://www.explorefairbanks.com