Shawn's million dollar Bluff claim is denied, leaving the grounds open to anyone. Kris Kelly leaps at the opportunity, dragging his family across 70 miles of frozen tundra to what he hopes will be their biggest season yet.
Shawn and Kris square off when the Kelly family invades Shawn's turf at the Bluff. Emily hits the ice with a crew of veteran miners as she attempts to reclaim her hotspot at Hasting's Creek.
Homestead holidays bring gifts of kindness: Otto decides to give his "Wacky Yak" to a friend, but the gift rejects the idea of being given. Atz Lee gathers lumps of coal--for the nice--as his gift.
The Kilchers confront the realities of the changing Alaskan climate. Atz Lee enlists Atz Sr, Otto, Eivin, Bonnie & Jane to help with his ambitions to build an all-new & remote homestead.
For the Kilcher family, life in Alaska is a series of epic adventures. Whether it’s a high altitude hunt, a perilous journey to work, or risking it all to help a neighbor in need, nothing they do is for the faint of heart.
A massive earthquake hits Southern Alaska and the Kilcher family scrambles to recover. They fight to re-open vital access roads. Atz Lee races towards his dream of a new remote homestead to aid in recovery, creating waves with his wife, Jane.
Still reeling from the earthquake, the Kilchers rush to make headway on time sensitive projects. Otto, Charlotte, and Eivin travel to rescue a family relic. The first fishing trip of the year leaves Eve and Jane lost at sea.
With Otto’s surgery looming, the rush to complete projects becomes urgent. The herd’s food supply is threatened. Atz Lee and Jane reunite after a month apart when he brings her to his new homestead for the very first time. She’s less than impressed.
After years of procrastination, Otto goes under the knife. While Charlotte waits, Jane is left to take care of the farm and delivers her first calf alone. Eivin and Atz Lee scout the Head of the Bay, but their findings won’t ease Otto’s concerns.
With Otto recovering from surgery, Levi comes to Alaska to lead the annual Spring cattle drive with Eivin. Otto’s unwillingness to step aside puts him in danger. Atz and Atz Lee are forced to test their survival skills in the Alaskan backcountry.
It’s Thanksgiving on the homestead and the Kilchers gather for dinner at the old Family Barn. Recognizing that the homestead is a community, this year it’s all about showing thanks to friends and family that have helped out this past year.
It’s life & death as Otto once again puts his recovery at risk to help save a paralyzed cow. Jane & Atz Lee put their differences aside to prepare for winter, and Atz Senior prepares for a very special visitor- his daughter singer-songwriter, Jewel.
The Kilchers attack their biggest jobs ever. The men salvage lumber for Shane's cabin. Singer Jewel and son, Kase return to the homestead. Jane trolls for the biggest fish of her life.
In a dangerous homestead first, Otto flies a massive greenhouse to a new location using a helicopter. Eve takes on the role of provider and learns a new skill to feed her family, while Atz Lee risks his recovery to continue his cabin build alone.
The Kilchers celebrate their most unforgettable Christmas ever with a one of a kind gift exchange! They use their Kilcher ingenuity to make homemade gifts, all crafted from the heart with the spirit of Christmas.
Fall brings big changes to the homestead. Tensions flare between Otto and August in their last mission before August leaves for college. Atz Lee, Sr., and Jane work on Atz Lee’s new cabin, but Jane still has doubts. Eivin builds a special surprise.
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