As winter returns to the Arctic, the Alaskans prepare to survive the coming months. For the Hailstones, time is running out to hunt big game animals.
To survive the worsening conditions in the Arctic, Alaskans must finish the tasks that will keep them ahead of winter's wrath. Glenn Villeneuve hunts caribou to keep his family fed.
As conditions worsen during the grueling arctic winter, Alaskans risk their lives to prepare for months of total darkness. Andy Bassich braves unsafe conditions on the Yukon River to hunt for needed meat.
In the clutches of Dark winter, Alaskans face uncertain conditions caused by unseasonably warm temperatures. But the warmth won't last, and opportunities must be seized. Sue Aikens braves the unstable tundra to replenish her water supply.
Sue tries out a primitive hunting method while Andy adjusts the new puppies to his sled team, and the Hailstones take baby Wade to snare rabbits.
Sue assesses the conditions of her new property at Chena River. Meanwhile, Ricko traps for beaver, while Jessie trains new puppies for the dog team.
Chip Hailstone teaches his daughter Carol new survival skills as they hunt for small game. Meanwhile, Ricko reconnects with his past.
As the weather changes across the Arctic, Alaska's inhabitants cope with severe conditions while searching for essential resources.
For Alaskans, utilizing the frozen trails to secure resources is a requirement for survival in dark winter. At the family hunting grounds in Kiwalik, Chip Hailstone follows a trail of wolves to find harvestable game.
Jessie runs the race of a lifetime at the Iditarod. Ricko hunts for small game. The Hailstones go on a family rabbit hunt. Sue clears snow from her rooftops.
Sue settles back into life at Kavik, Ricko replaces the cabin stove and Jessie struggles to free his four-wheeler from the frozen mud. Chip and Agnes hunt an apex predator.
Glenn pursues caribou as his stores run dry, and Ricko teaches his daughter to hunt geese. The Hailstones prepare for an intensifying winter and Sue must withstand a blizzard at Kavik.
Agnes and Doug go on a traditional seal hunt, and Glenn must dispose of a trespass cabin. Also, Jessie hunts along the river for food and medicine. Sue brushes up on her survival skills.
The Hailstones bind together for a family hunt, and Jessie recuperates from a hard-fought Iditarod. Also, Ricko finds an unexpected treasure. Sue's rush to clear the runway is interrupted by an unexpected breakdown.
With the rivers flowing and the spring thaw, residents of the last frontier head into the wilderness to hunt and gather vital resources.
The Hailstones pull together to build a footbridge. Meanwhile, Jessie goes fishing while looking out for some good spruce trees and Ricko has his children over to stay plus an extra surprise guest.
Hailstones pull together to fix their fishing net. Sue rushes to clear away a stream gathered on the surface of the airstrip runway and Jessie goes in search of some good wood to make a raft.
Sue goes adventuring for a bucket load of coal. The Hailstones sail back to Kiwalik with a string of new boats. Jessie chops down some trees to get him through the winter and Ricko lines out some fishing nets.
Andy returns home to pick up the pieces. Jessie must harvest salmon before the close of the fishing season. Sue searches the local waterways for winter food and the Hailstones gather key resources.
Alaskans harvest the last of summer's bounty; Sue Aikens tracks a lone predator; the Hailstones are presented with a key resource; Andy Bassich races the clock to provide food for himself and his sled dogs.
Alaskans scramble to secure provisions before winter; Andy Bassich must secure clean water to grow vital crops; Sue Aikens stalks a herd of caribou; Jessie Holmes returns to a familiar area to hunt a dangerous predator.
At the edge of the warm season, Alaskans prepare to pay winter's cost; Ricko DeWilde heads out on a proxy moose hunt to aid a village elder; Sue Aikens builds an arctic entryway; Jessie Holmes works to finish his dream cabin before conditions worsen.