10 Alyeska Ski Resort
The Girdwood property will host this year's U.S. Alpine Championships.
11 Fort Richardson
The Army base (pop. 15,695) near Anchorage is Alaska's SI Sportstown for having the best community sports programs.
12 Alaska- Anchorage
The Seawolves host the Great Alaska Shootout hoops event each November.
13 Norman Vaughn
The last living member of Admiral Byrd's 1928 Antarctic expedition, this Anchorage native finished the 1992 Iditarod at age 86.
14 Mark Schlereth
The ESPN analyst from Anchorage won three Super Bowl rings as a guard with the Redskins and the Broncos.
15 Alaska Aces
The Anchorage-based hockey team is the state's only pro sports franchise.
16 Vern Tejas
In '88 the Anchorage man made the first solo ascent of Mount McKinley in winter.
17 Nina Kemppel
The four-time Olympian from Anchorage won a record 18 national cross-country ski titles from 1994 to 2002.
18 Jay Hakkinen
The two-time Olympian from Kasilof placed 13th at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, the best finish ever by a U.S. biathlete.
19 Dog Musher's Hall of Fame
The museum is in Knik (the main stop on the Iditarod trail), where dogs outnumber people.