Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month Kicks Off With World’s Largest Lesson

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Eaglecrest Ski Area. AKontheGO has supported Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month since it started nine years ago (how is that POSSIBLE?). The ski industry’s big idea that anyone can learn to ski or ride came at a time when many families were unsure about investing in […]

Prep For Ski Season at Eaglecrest in Juneau

(This is a sponsored post on behalf of Eaglecrest Ski Area in Juneau, Alaska.)  When AKontheGO wants to go skiing, we try to find an excuse to hop an Alaska Airlines jet (using those wonderful miles, of course) and fly south. South, you say? Indeed, for in the capital city of Juneau lies a community […]

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month Begins Now!

The excitement of skiing or riding a snowy hillside is unforgettable, especially for those new to the sport or new to winter in general. Freeing, flowing exercise that feels more like fun, skiing or snowboarding is a skill many of us want, but don’t always have the opportunity to learn. Be it financial or fear […]

Alyeska Resort Extends Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month Through February

It’s Sunday morning, and we are not upon the slopes of Alyeska Resort in Girdwood. We are, instead, watching dark and gloomy rain clouds threaten the remaining patches of ice and snow on our lawn, and drawing straws to see who’ll pick up the dog poop. Alaska’s weather has been nothing short of wacky these […]

Alyeska Resort and Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month: Nice!

With a 10:30 a.m. lesson to kick off Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, AK Kid was a little reticent to climb out of bed and motivate on a dark Saturday morning. Questions streamed from his still-groggy mouth, however, as evidence of the real reason for his sluggery. Would he know anybody? Would he look […]

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month in Alaska: “Go With a Pro!”

Never will I forget my first day on skis. Clunky, heavy boots upon my feet, strapped to equally clunky skis, I slapped and slid my way to an ancient rope tow at Snoqualmie Pass Ski Area. It was 1975, and I was seven. My father was my teacher. About an hour later, after struggling to […]