Despite short daylight hours northerners don't just
tolerate winter; they embrace it.
The view of the Yukon River is never more
picturesque than when Grey Mountain is covered with
snow and sparkling in the winter sun.
Cross-country skiers enjoy the vast network of world-class trails at the Mount
McIntyre Recreation Centre and throughout the city. Downhillers and snowboarders
get their thrills at the Mount Sima Ski Area, just south of town. There are
miles of trails for snowmobilers as well.
The mercury may dip to -40†C, but that doesn't
curb our annual Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Festival
celebrations. We bundle up to cheer on the mushers
and dog teams between Whitehorse and Fairbanks in
the Yukon Quest sled dog race. Like the aptly names
Frostbite Music Festival these events take place
Whitehorse winter days may be short and chilly,
but our citizens are long on hospitality. You won't
find a warmer welcome anywhere.