Ice Airport Alaska is a 6-part mini-series on the Smithsonian Channel which premiered on November 15, 2020.
Ice Airport Alaska follows operations at Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska one of the world’s busiest cargo airports where staff work under harsh conditions with temperatures as low as -38 Celsius and winds over 100 mph.
Welcome to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC), where subzero temperatures and arctic storms are just part of the job description. Keeping things running on the taxiways and in the terminal requires a major league team of workers, from wildlife managers to airfield maintenance crews to police and Customs and Border Protection…and they have their work cut out for them. With 65 major snow and ice events per winter, five million passengers a year, and wild creatures at every turn, the activity at Alaska’s “Ice Airport” never stops.
Video: Episode 1 – Winter is Coming