Digital Press Kit

Dear Travel Journalist:

Thank you for your interest in Skagway, Alaska, Gateway to the Yukon. On our website you will find background information on Skagway’s attractions and activities, facilities, and other visitor related information. Skagway offers a variety of story ideas from our outdoor adventures to the latest news at our major attractions. A list of current story ideas is available in the press kit; please contact me if you require editorial assistance.

A variety of services for print, digital and broadcast travel media are also available. We maintain a library of rights-protected digital images and some video to complement your story. If you need images to complement your story, please visit our website and fill out a request for photos.

The Skagway Convention and Visitors Bureau also has offers a hosting program for media on assignment visiting Skagway to do story research. Depending on the nature of the assignment, we can assist with itineraries, accommodations, meals and passes to attractions. Please note that transportation is the sole responsibility of the media. For hosting assistance, please visit our website and fill out a request for hosting.

Additionally, we would greatly appreciate you sending us a copy of any Skagway, Alaska stories highlighting our wonderful tourism offerings.

Once again, thank you for your interest, and please contact our department if we can be of any assistance.

Sincerely,

Cody Jennings
Tourism Director
Skagway Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.skagway.com
c.jennings@skagway.org
907-983-2854

Helpful Resources

Skagway Photos

2019 Special Events List

Buckwheat Ski Classic

March 23, 2019

The Buckwheat Ski Classic is a cross country ski race held on the fourth Saturday in March on the Log Cabin Ski Trails. Fast becoming an international event with entrants from Alaska, British Columbia, Yukon, Austria, and Germany.  Amateurs and professional skiers alike will find this course matches their abilities and is a competition not to be missed. There are 50K, 25K and 10 K adult races, as well as a 5K for kids 12 and under. Online registration begins in January on the race website.

Celtic Concert & Outreach

March 30 – April 1, 2019

Skagway Arts Council presents Jig Jam from Ireland – Celtic Concert & Outreach.

Skagway Arts Council Spring Show of Winter Artwork

April 19, 2019

Skagway Spring Festival

April 19–22, 2019

Skagway International Folk Festival

April 19–20, 2019

Elks State Convention

April 24–27, 2019

Piano & Cello Duo

May 2, 2019

Skagway Arts Council presents Rice Brothers Piano & Cello Duo.

Garden City Artisan Market

May 18, 2019

North Words Writers Symposium

May 29–June 1, 2019

Four days of writing workshops, talking about writing, and engaging with writers in the spectacular setting that is Skagway and Dyea. 2019 keynote author: Susan Orlean

Fran Delisle Cancer Awareness Walkathon

June 1, 2019

This beautiful walk follows the Dyea road along the scenic Taiya Inlet, through spruce forest to historic downtown Skagway. Volunteer staffed stations provide aid and treats along the way.  There is also a half walk, starting in Long Bay. $20 entry fee includes shirt and lunch. All money raised by the walk provides cancer screenings and aid to Skagway residents diagnosed with cancer. Sponsored by the Skagway Eagles Auxillary #25 and the Emblem Club.

Duff’s Skagway Marathon

June 8, 2019

Difficult but endlessly rewarding, the Skagway Marathon, Half Marathon, and Walking Half Marathon has quite the reputation.  The course climbs multiple hills as it traces its way through pristine Southeast Alaskan fjord coastline, through a glacially-carved valley, an enchanting Sitka Spruce forest, over the Taiya River trestle bridge, past numerous trickling streams, up West Creek Valley, and breathtaking mountain peaks and alpine scenery.

Being a Boston Marathon qualifier is a great bonus for serious marathon runners who have that goal in mind.

Garden City Artisan Market

June 15, 2019

Elks Summer Solstice Party at Seventh Pasture

June 22, 2019

Skagway 4th of July Co-ed Softball Tournament

June 28–30, 2019

Annual softball tournament with teams from Alaska and Canada competing.  Three days of solid fun filled games.

Jewell Garden’s Solstice & Rhubarb Celebration

June 29, 2019

Independence Day Celebration

July 3-4, 2019

NPS Junior Ranger Day

July 18, 2019

If you are lucky enough to be at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park on the third Thursday in July, join us for Junior Ranger Day!

This carnival celebrates the youth that will become the next generation of stewards of the National Parks. In previous years, the event has featured Tlingit Heritage Dancers, a junior fire fighter obstacle course, numerous hands on crafts & activities, and live birds of prey. The event usually takes place between 10am and 2pm at the Moore House.

Garden City Artisan Market

July 20, 2019

Skagway Arts Council Blues, Brews & BBQ

August 3, 2019

Garden City Artisan Market

August 17, 2019

Klondike Road Relay

September 6, 2019

This 110 mile relay race begins in Skagway, Alaska on Friday evening and continues all night along the Klondike Highway.  It ends in Whitehorse, Yukon on Saturday afternoon. Teams of 10 members from all over the world compete in this event. The road is open to regular traffic.

Garden City Artisan Market

September 21, 2019

Skagway Fall Festival

October 18–20, 2019

Enjoy crisp autumn days in beautiful Skagway, Alaska while taking in the fun of Fall Festival.

Santa Train

December 7, 2019

Greet Santa as he arrives at the White Pass Depot on the Train, then enjoy a roundtrip train ride to Clifton.

Maps

Video – Skagway at a Glance

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