In the face of economic meltdown the Hoffman family are taking their fate into their own hands and going in search of a new frontier. ‘Gold Rush Alaska’ follows ambitious Todd Hoffman and his family, who together embark on a make or break venture that will change their lives forever, as they attempt to mine for gold in the wilds of Alaska. After purchasing over 200 acres of land in northern Alaska, the promise of great fortune, in the form of fist-sized nuggets of gold, gives this optimistic family high hopes. The challenges that lie ahead are numerous, with the team having to work punishing hours around the clock to keep the machinery in working order. As the Hoffmans struggle to settle into their new way of life, their success or failure depends on the friendships that they are able to forge within the community, if they are to stand a chance at all of striking gold.