For centuries North America’s tallest mountain has been the winter training ground for all of Santa’s deer and elves. In this extreme glacial terrain they are by themselves. Apres every New Year’s eve when the temperatures in Denali dip below zero degrees, all of Santa’s helpers train for adverse winter condition deliveries, and their required annual fitness tests and physicals. Between the lower mountain’s evergreen trees, you will find reindeer and elf teams dodging trunks and limbs, preparing for difficult landings on Christmas eve. On the highest ridges and bowls the elves and the great Claus himself, ski run after run to insure they are in peak shape and health. Loaded with present filled back packs, everyone rises early and breaks tracks. Miner’s lights strapped to their heads, fog lights ready and pointing straight ahead. They tread where few other creatures have been. This land of steep peaks is not for the weak, at times it is so cold that normal creatures would instantly freeze. But the beauty of the place and the vast nature of the space, is the joy and that every one of Santa’s team enjoys and anxiously awaits, making Denali one of their most cherished favorite places.