The off season is definitely “ON” in Juneau
Juneau’s “off season” – October through April – may be a sleepy time for the local bears, but we’re wide awake! Not ones to hibernate, and with hefty amounts of snow to enjoy, we love spending quality time in the mountains surrounding Juneau. Our breathtaking winter landscape is the backdrop for adventure, and we invite you to join in! Just a quick two-hour flight from Seattle lands you in the middle of some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the Northwest.
Winter Outdoor Activities
For lovers of winter outdoor activities, plan to put an Alaska notch on your belt. Downhill, snowboarding, and heli-skiing options will test the mettle of the most experienced powder buffs. Cross-country ski in picturesque mountain meadows or skate ski on the lake in front of the majestic Mendenhall Glacier. Now that’s something you don’t do every day!
Eaglecrest Ski Area, Juneau's winter jewel, has produced an Olympic silver medalist (Hilary Lindh) and is considered to be "one tough cookie" for even the most expert skiers. Also, heli-skiing opportunities allow for king-sized bragging rights back home.
Arts, Culture, Shopping and Dining
Make no mistake – we’re no backwater hamlet deprived of the finer things in life. Juneau’s rich arts and culture scene springs to life during the winter months, complete with theatre, symphony, opera, dance, and galleries. To find out what’s on the local agenda, check out our events calendar.
And to round out the Juneau experience, great shopping and incredible dining are available year-round.
So whether you’re off season visit to Juneau is for business or for pleasure, make time for fun! Want to see how you can make it happen? Check out this sample itinerary.