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.