Scott McMurren and the Alaska Travelgram team are bringing together the top tours, guides, transportation and lodging companies for a week-long virtual scavenger hunt, exploring every adventure Alaska has to offer. The 2021 Quest was a huge success and we are excited to bring back this exciting event once again!
Top of the Leaderboard: Grand prizes will be awarded for those in the top tier of the leaderboard. Complete as many challenges as you can to be at the top of the leaderboard by the end of the week (this will often be a team).
49th Position: Grand prize for the team (or Party of One) in the 49th position. We love our mid-packers! If there is a tie for 49th position, the prize will be awarded by random draw.
Prizes of the Day: Complete the special daily challenges to ensure you’re entered to win our prizes of the day. We’ll do a random draw from those that complete these challenges. We’ll have several each day to ensure you’ve got lots of chances to win.
Party of One: We know it’s harder to get to the top of the leaderboard when you’re playing as an individual so we’ll have prizes each day for those competing as individuals.
Out of Towners: We’ll have special prizes each day for those playing from outside of the greater Anchorage area. You may not top the leaderboard but we’ve got lots for you too!
Special Mention Prize: Each day the judges will choose some of their favorite entries to recognize those that have “wowed” us. Plus we'll have a Super Special Mention prize for the team or party of one that really impressed us throughout the week.
The hunt will take place over 7 days. You’ll be using our handy app, Goosechase, on your smartphone or tablet to track your missions. From snapping photos, filming videos, to answering trivia questions about our beautiful state. Each challenge you complete gives you more chances to win! Every task completed is an entry.
We will have in-person pick up for your sticker/registration material March 16/17 in Anchorage and Palmer and a last chance pick up March 21 in Anchorage/Palmer. Consider this when choosing your ticket type. If you can't make one of these dates or locations, choose "Mail" for your ticket and we will send you the material via USPS (there is an additional $5 charge for mailing). We are unable to send tickets internationally. Mail will not be an option after March 14th to ensure you get your materials on time.
$1,500 Travel certificate, valid on Icelandair’s twice-weekly nonstops from Anchorage to Reykjavik…and beyond!
“Denali Unexplored”. A 3-day/3-night camping and hiking adventure with Alaska Alpine Adventures. You’ll be in the shadow of The Great One inside Denali National Park. Take a floatplane from Anchorage to the Ruth Glacier. Your basecamp is at the edge of the glacier. Spend your days hiking along “Denali’s Wild Side.” EPIC!
Two nights at Kennicott Glacier Lodge, including meals. Roundtrip airfare from Chitna to McCarthy on Wrangell Mountain Air. Half day Glacier Hike with St. Elias Alpine Guides.
Trip for two between Anchorage and Denali + trip for two between Anchorage and Seward. Ride the Mighty Alaska Railroad!
Take an Arctic Circle fly/drive adventure with Northern Alaska Tour Company from Fairbanks to Coldfoot and back along the Dalton Highway (Haul Road).
Win a “Grand Knik” deluxe helicopter tour for 2 of Knik Glacier and environs. Enjoy dinner at Knik River Lodge and spend the night!
Trip for two systemwide. Alaska, Lower 48, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Mexico…even Belize! Excludes Prudhoe Bay.
Trip for two between Anchorage and Seward. Ride the Mighty Alaska Railroad!
Kenai Fjords Tours in Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park cruise for two, with overnight accommodations in Seward at the Seward Windsong Lodge.
Alyeska Resort in Girdwood. Two nights accommodations at the Resort…plus a tram ride and some special touches!
Chena Hot Springs Resort: Two nights accommodations at the resort, featuring thermal hot springs, a thermal energy display and an array of activities outside Fairbanks.
Alaska Wildland Conservation Center: Enjoy a family pass to explore this outdoor wildlife sanctuary featuring bears, moose, elk, wood bison, eagles, wolves and a large variety of wild Alaskan critters.
Alaska Wildland Adventures. Float the Kenai with these wilderness experts. Your float trip includes an exciting journey through the Kenai River Canyon to Skilak Lake. Spend the night at the Kenai Riverside Lodge.
Get Lost Travel Vans. Enjoy a three-night travel van rental this summer. These rigs look like unassuming minivans on the outside, but they are PACKED with features, including a pop-up rooftop suite, a kitchen, a convertible table and extra storage. Plus: unlimited mileage!
Lodge at Black Rapids. Enjoy two nights accommodations (with meals).Year-round adventures, abundant wildlife and glorious northern lights! Step outside for easy access to hiking trails, a river walk or a relaxing afternoon on the deck!
K2 Aviation: Bring your camera and hit the road to Talkeetna. Take off from the airport for an incredible flightseeing tour of Denali!
Major Marine Tours: Stay overnight at the new Gateway Hotel in Seward. The next morning , board the “Kenai Fjords 360” for a tour of Kenai Fjords National Park. That includes Aialik Glacier. Watch for wildlife, too!
26 Glaciers Cruise: This is the signature glacier cruise from Whittier. Yes, you really can count the glaciers and you cruise up College Fjord on the Klondike Express. Sailing at more than 50 miles per hour, there’s a “no seasick” guarantee!
Stan Stephens Cruises & Tours: Take a Columbia Glacier cruise from Valdez. You’ll get an up-close view of the Valdez Harbor, the Alyeska Terminal and one of Alaska’s largest glaciers!
YAHOO Mat-Su: Enjoy overnight accommodations at Talkeetna Cabins. Then, take a Denali flightseeing trip on Talkeetna Air Taxi with a glacier landing…called “South Side Explorer” + Denali Zipline Tours trip for two!
Alaska TourSaver: Your statewide travel savings app includes more than 100 discounted and 2-for-1 offers, including 25 percent off Alaska Airlines.
Mahay's Jet Boat Adventures: Trip for two to Devil's Canyon
Airfare 911: Airfare911 sends text messages with the best airfare deals to/from Alaska. Be the first to know about these great fares. We’ll be giving away several one year subscriptions.
Riverboat Discovery / Gold Dredge 8. Enjoy a tour on the historic Riverboat Discovery in Fairbanks. Sail on the Chena River. Then, enjoy a visit to a giant gold dredge….where you can try your hand at gold panning. GUARANTEED GOLD!!
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. Curated tour with Willy Vinton, the museum's resident expert! Plus, $100 dining certificate at Zach's Restaurant.