Although overall winter temperatures are near long term averages, the departures have been significant. Likewise, winter snowfall has varied greatly. After a dry start in early winter, our cumulative snowfall and snow depth have literally piled up.
Thus, trail conditions for the 2017 Sonot Kkaazoot are likely to be ideal. Regular registration ends 17 March 2017.
From Alaska Climate Research Center: http://climate.gi.alaska.edu/Climate/fairbanks