Life Below Zero

10 Best Episodes of Life Below Zero

When bears, wolves and foxes are your only neighbors, life can be pretty lonely. Add minus-60-degree days and a constant battle for the most basic necessities, and you have the daily challenges of people who live in remote corners of Alaska. This series takes viewers deep into an Alaskan winter to meet six tough and resilient residents as they try to stay one step ahead of storms and man-eating beasts to make it through to spring. The closest neighbor to Sue Aikens is more than 300 miles away. Eric Salitan subsists solely on what he hunts and forages. Chip and Agnes Hailstone catch fish for currency in bartering for supplies, and Andy and Kate Bassich use their pack of sled dogs for transportation.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 08, 2023.

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#15 - Open Season (Season 12 - Episode 3)

The Hailstones bind together for a family hunt. Jessie recuperates from a hard-fought Iditarod. Ricko finds an unexpected treasure. Sue's rush to clear the runway is interrupted by an unexpected breakdown.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 84 votes.

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#14 - Cold Harvest (Season 17 - Episode 3)


As the deep freeze sets in, Alaskans brave cruel temperatures to complete vital tasks.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 16 votes.

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#13 - Bone Cold (Season 15 - Episode 6)

In the heart of winter, Alaskans face deadly, bone-chilling temperatures as they struggle to survive in one of the world’s most inhospitable regions.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 62 votes.

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#12 - In To The Freeze (Season 19 - Episode 6)


Alaskans seek out vital resources amid a deep freeze.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 27 votes.

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#11 - Frigid Fortitudes (Season 19 - Episode 3)

Lessons are learned; personal battles are fought.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 26 votes.

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#10 - Ahead of the Game (Season 13 - Episode 8)


Sue travels home to Kavik. Andy and Denise return to Eagle. Jessie prepares for the Iditarod. The Hailstones do chores in Kiwalik.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 70 votes.

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#9 - Life & Death (Season 15 - Episode 2)

With the first signs of winter already showing, Alaskans must make use of the last days of sunlight to secure food and shelter for their survival.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 65 votes.

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#8 - The Other Side (Season 15 - Episode 4)


With dark winter quickly approaching, Alaskans must face their inner demons, and prepare themselves to battle against the dying of the light.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 59 votes.

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#7 - Something Out There (Season 18 - Episode 2)

Extended daylight, blossoming greens, and open waterways make the arctic spring a crucial time for Alaskans to brave the landscape for resources.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 25 votes.

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#6 - Into the Night (Season 15 - Episode 5)


Dark Winter has descended upon the Arctic to rule the land once more. To survive, Alaskans must battle deadly conditions and cruel temperatures.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 57 votes.

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#5 - Last Taste of Summer (Season 20 - Episode 7)

As summer wanes, Alaskans must travel the waterways, hunt on the tundra, and seize final harvests before Dark Winter returns to the landscape.

The episode was rated 8.27 from 15 votes.

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#4 - Raging Waters (Season 18 - Episode 3)


As temperatures warm in the Arctic, the landscape and waterways are returning to life, and Alaskans must seize all opportunities under the spring sun.

The episode was rated 8.37 from 27 votes.

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#3 - Cold Rage (Season 17 - Episode 4)

As the Arctic enters the throes of dark winter, Alaskans living off-grid are faced with brutal and relentless snowstorms, threatening their survival.

The episode was rated 8.40 from 15 votes.

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#2 - A Game of Chance (Season 20 - Episode 6)


As the Arctic Summer wanes, Alaskans must seize any remaining daylight to make final improvements to their lifestyles before the deep cold returns.

The episode was rated 8.44 from 16 votes.

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#1 - The Pursuit (Season 20 - Episode 8)

As the brief Fall season dwindles, Alaskans must race to secure resources and finalize projects before the deep cold returns to reclaim the Arctic.

The episode was rated 9.00 from 16 votes.

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