Really, from Alaska? I see you do have a Regional Contact up there. Ever consider Villaging it? Try Snowflake Village: www.clevian.com/snowflake2008
We cater to the long-distance traveler. We have people from the PRC, Canada, and Europe. No Village fees.
How big a dome do you need? We fly a 20' parachute-over-pvc dome that weighs just 110 pounds, and stands 60mpH winds with ease. The six PVC struts are woven together, basket-style, with parallel struts for doors and strength-triangles throughout the design. The whole thing costs maybe $200 to build. This year we are probably expanding to a 24 foot version.
BM Regional Contact, Wisconsin
Coordinator, Snowflake Village
WI Regional Conatct