My Turn: Winter lacks a money-back guarantee

...clock is ticking. The wise staff at Eaglecrest make it very clear each year that they can only do so much to prepare the mountain and more importantly, that they do not control the weather. On the back of the ski pass purchase application, in...
'The mountain is massive, the mountain is mist'

...thematically," Cohen said.And that theme?"'The mountain is massive, the mountain is mist'," he answered, quoting a recurring...involve backcountry skiing, being way up in the mountains, always the threat of avalanche. I really wanted...
A name restored

...Information System, the federal database of official geographic names that can be printed on federal maps and publications. The mountain to which it refers is a 3,610-foot peak located near Thunder Mountain in Juneau, above the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle...
Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part II

...600 feet since the map had been made, revealing the mile-long massif. The Alsek River valley cut a rift through the mountains. On the south side of the river, the Fairweather Mountains rose jagged and imposing. The pleasant travel ended as...
Building understanding and respect through running

...then becomes nearly unavoidable to have a deep respect for everything surrounding me here in Juneau. The forests; the mountains and rivers; the wildlife; the ocean; and all the people who live in this community ? I have a better understanding...
Renowned artist Rie Munoz dies

...1951 but quickly settled in as a resident. Romanced by the sunlight playing on the Gastineau Channel and illuminating the mountains, she sought out a job and housing. When she found success - she was hired at the Daily Alaska Empire and found a...
Photo: Hiking to go ski

Brian Sooder hikes up Granite Creek Trail for an early Spring downhill ski session on the mountains surrounding Granite Basin on Saturday.
No sign of person who shouted for help at glacier

...Mendenhall Glacier and Nugget Falls waterfall. It's easily accessible from the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. The mountains that surround the glacier, however, are steep and rugged terrain.Authorities asked hikers and visitors to keep...
Becoming Alaskan: Living the heli-ski daydream

...the peak, I'd spend a few moments running through my sick line, call "Dropping!", and effortlessly fly down the mountain like it was a giant playground. Possibly with a 180 or two thrown in, you know, for fun.For whatever reason, I...
Wilderness Safety Challenge coming to Juneau

...of the great things about living in Alaska is being able to get out in the backcountry and to be able to experience the mountains," Debra McGhan, the executive director of the Valdez-based AAIC, said. "But unfortunately we've had hundreds...


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