Juneau’s Eaglecrest Ski Area Gears Up for Winter

Sponsored content on behalf of Eaglecrest Ski Area in Juneau, Alaska by Steve SueWing “What do you do you do during the winter months?” is a common question summer visitors pose to year-round Alaska residents. In our Southeast Alaska home the answer is simple. “We ski Eaglecrest!” THE MOUNTAIN Located less than 30 minutes from […]

‘Discover Eaglecrest Day’ in Juneau and Get Ready to Ski

[Proudly sponsored by Eaglecrest Ski Area, an AKontheGO supporter since 2014] When we had to cancel our Spring Break trip to Eaglecrest Ski Area in Juneau last year, it was a blow. Not just to our family, who had been looking forward to schussing down hills, eating french fries, and making new friends. Rather, we […]

Alaska Mother’s Day Treats: Take mom outdoors this summer

It might be a drizzly Friday around Alaska, but preparations are underway for a beautiful weekend of Mother’s Day shenanigans. If you missed AKontheGO’s Family Fun Calendar on KTVA 11 Daybreak this week (snoozing, perhaps?), don’t worry, the complete list, plus a few extras, are right here. Whew. Mother’s Day weekend is typically when Alaska […]

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month at Juneau’s Eaglecrest

[sponsored post] Learning to ski or snowboard can be one of the most rewarding, independence-granting activities of a lifetime, or, particularly for older kids and adults – one of the most frustrating. I was introduced to skis during early elementary school, but in an era of cost-cutting and parental instruction, didn’t take a lesson until […]

Must-Do Family Experiences in 2015: Southeast Alaska

The dawning of a new year marks a somewhat unofficial beginning of another busy Alaska tourist season, even if most of the hubub is found on the internet. January 1’s arrival means many travel industry vendors, parks, and services begin accepting reservations for the coming summer of Alaska adventure. If you’re one of the nearly […]

Skiing Alaska is Fun With Eaglecrest Snowsports School

(A happily-sponsored post to benefit the good folks at Eaglecrest Ski Area in Juneau, Alaska) One of my first jobs in college required physical fitness, endless patience, and a penchant for knowing the lastest pop songs. I was a youth instructor at a small ski area 45 minutes east of Seattle; I had grown up […]

Eaglecrest Ski Area: Discover it this weekend!

I am simply thrilled, and I mean this, THRILLED, to have Eaglecrest Ski Area on board as the newest AKontheGO sponsor business. If you’re new to the AKontheGO family, let me explain why. Besides the fact that AK Kid thinks this place is the absolute bomb. AKontheGO is serious about our sponsors; we only select […]

Juneau for Free! (nearly)

Note: It’s great when I find other Alaska parents to chime in about their favorite kid-friendly activities. This week we’re hearing from Juneau resident Steve Sue Wing, a dad-blogger of two awesome little boys. Steve has some ideas for seeing Alaska’s capital city on the cheap, and we agree with him that it doesn’t take […]

Summer Solstice in Alaska: Bring on the ‘Midnight Sun’

Alaskans love summer so much they are prone to exhaustion. The reason? Perpetual twilight, known as ‘Midnight Sun,’ a phenomenon that causes lawn mowing at 10 p.m., restless children who refuse to go to bed, and endless sessions of fishing along a riverbank. A springtime rush of light with a daily gain of more than […]

Sailing South on the Alaska Marine Highway

Alaska’s famed Inside Passage is best explored by boat, so that’s just what we’re going to do. AKontheGO is ready to embark on the last leg of a southeast Alaska adventure aboard the steady ‘blue canoes’ of the Alaska Marine Highway System, or AMHS, sailing this morning from Juneau, and arriving in Bellingham, WA early […]

Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier a Winter Recreation Paradise

Visit Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier during the summer months, and you’d be hard pressed to find a parking space, let alone a few yards of empty trail upon which to find the solitude you seek from the Alaska wilderness. Mendenhall, like so many Alaska attractions, buzzes with tourists May through October as eager ice-seekers crane their […]