Nightlife in Alaska is relatively laidback, in that you could easily just wear a button-down
and you’ll be fine for a club, nice dinner, bar, etc. For women, jeans work perfectly well, too. Pair them with a nicer blouse
and shoes, and you’re ready to go anywhere!
Snow Sports: For snow sports, you’ll obviously want to wear more layers. The base layer is crucial to keeping warm and dry, along with some breathable socks. Due to the sunlight reflecting off the snow, it can get pretty bright while participating in snow sports. Not only that, but you need some sunglasses or goggles to protect your eyes from debris. A winter coat, hat, and gloves are also necessary!
Water Sports: Remaining comfortable during watersports requires quick-drying clothing that isn’t going to leave you soggy all day long. Fabrics should be lightweight, like a quality pair of board shorts and an athletic top aside from a bathing suit. You can wear either water shoes or snug sandals, but you probably don’t want to go barefoot. Don’t forget a good sunblock!
Hiking: For hiking, you need comfortable, stretchy or loose-fitting clothes. Hiking pants are the way to go, as they’re made of non-chafing materials that are oftentimes waterproof and very breathable. Opt for a quick-drying athletic top as well, that isn’t going to be sweaty and hot. Depending on the time of year, you’ll either need hiking shoes or boots.
Horseback Riding: Horseback riding is an activity many people engage in while in Alaska. Make sure you have on jeans, which offer protection and durability. Fitted clothing is ideal for safety purposes, but will also end up being more comfortable. Closed-toe shoes are an absolute must – after all, you’re going to be around horse hooves.