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 […]

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 […]

Denali National Park’s Winter Trail System: Kids welcome

There is no doubt in my mind that Winter 2015 will go down as the year AKontheGO went places. Low snow levels (I’m starting to sound like a broken record), warmer temperatures, and open roads mean opportunities to get out of town more often, and that, we’re finding, is a good thing. Denali National Park […]

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 […]

Skiing Alaska’s Independence Mine State Park With Kids

Bluebird skies greeted us as a winter sunrise finally made its way over Pioneer Peak in Southcentral Alaska’s Matanuska-Susitna Valley. After days and days of cloudy, warmish gloom, below-Zero temperatures and a peach of a day were at our fingertips, and I wasn’t going to waste a second. With snow levels still on the low […]

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 […]

Eaglecrest Ski Area: Juneau family fun

The tires on our rented Subaru splashed and slid through nearly six inches of wet, heavy snow as we drove through Alaska’s capital city of Juneau. That we were here at all seemed a miracle; precip had combined with heavy fog to make visibility near zero, to the point where even our skilled Alaska Airlines […]

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 […]

Tubing On a Saturday Afternoon: Arctic Valley Ski Area’s Newest Attraction

Let me begin by saying every adult  should have an opportunity to return to his or her youth once in a while. Let me also say there is nothing wrong with shrieking with laughter or throwing one’s head back and looking at bright, blue sky and saying unabashedly ” This does not suck.” That was […]