The Alaska Arctic Shelter System is a series of structures specifically designed for the most extreme cold weather environments. A key element to the engineering of the Arctic Shelter System is the inclusion of anti-spindrift snow protection. Whether used for exploring, ice core drilling, sampling and surveying, covering equipment and supplies, creating living spaces; housing on an ice shelf with temperatures at -80°F, the Alaska Arctic Shelter System incorporates over 300 additional features from standard insulated structures to help protect against spindrift snow, insuring your shelter and its contents will be safe and secure.
No other camp provider and fabric building manufacturer has the experience and track record for providing their customers a fabric building or mobile camp solution that meets and exceeds their expectations in the Arctic and Antarctic environments like Alaska Structures.
Testimony regarding competitor's product WITH-OUT anti-spindrift system being used in Antarctica:
"...everything which was inside had a covering of snow about 3 inches thick. This was due to the small gaps where the tent roof meets the walls and spindrift snow gets absolutely everywhere."
-Ian Prickett, British Antarctic Survey
Brunt Ice Shelf at Halley Research Station, Antarctica
Alaska Structures has been providing spindrift protection and shelter systems to the harshest environments for 38 years. With origins in Alaska, our field tested and proven fabric buildings are designed and engineered to be rugged, durable, easily transportable with lower weight and cube, and quick to erect with minimal tool requirements. All of these are critical factors when dealing with extreme cold.
Our state-of-the-art Alaska Insulation System provides protection for personnel, cold-sensitive equipment, and provides dramatic cost savings in fuel for heating over modular or conventional metal and steel buildings.
These features have enabled Alaska Structures to be the world's first fabric building provider above the Arctic Circle, Antarctica, and Greenland.
Alaska Structures is the premier choice for Arctic and Antarctic operations.