Mountain Edventures

Welcome to Mountain Edventures, Juneau's local mountain mentors. We're a winter backcountry skiing and snowboarding program teaching youth and adults to recreate in a fun and safe way.

We offer a weekly program for youth and custom courses for all.

Operating as usual

Photos from Mountain Edventures's post 06/09/2021

Thanks to the organizers and Coastal Helicopters, Inc. for another successful Sheep Mtn. community heli drop day!

Mountain access in wild Alaska can be difficult and this unique partnership of passionate skiers, Coastal, and the community is a real win.
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Photos from Pacific Rim Backcountry Guides's post 05/22/2021

Gastineau, Roberts, and Sheep trip report from Thursday 5/20

Photos from Pacific Rim Backcountry Guides's post 04/27/2021

Terrain and coverage shots behind Juneau, April 26, 2021

Photos from Mountain Edventures's post 04/14/2021

The soul of skiing. Thanks to Eaglecrest Ski Area for an amazing and safe season!

03/11/2021

Spring is coming. Bring on our favorite season!

Curious about snow as SE Alaska moves closer to spring?

It is too early to safely put away your snow shovel, just yet.

Some of the largest 1 day snowfall totals actually have happened in March.

03/05/2021

Alaska DOT performs avalanche control above Thane Road, March 4, 2021

There are still substantial avalanches occuring in Juneau's urban and backcountry zones. This was one of several large slides controlled by DOT on Thane Rd yesterday.

Fun from a distance. Stay safe this weekend!

02/27/2021

CBJ has had to issue a rare warning to evacuate the Mt. Juneau Urban avalanche hazard areas tonight due to a sensitive weak layer and forecast dramatic loading. https://juneau.org/emergency/current-advisory

CBJ recommends residents in Behrends Ave. avalanche path to evacuate; evacuation center at Centennial Hall opens at 8 p.m. tonight: Juneau’s Urban Avalanche Advisory will transition from High to Extreme tonight as avalanche danger continues to increase over the next 24-36 hours. Due to the potential for historic avalanches should the Behrends Avenue Avalanche path release at full width at the depth of snow instabilities, CBJ Emergency Management is recommending residents in the Behrends Avenue path to evacuate. As the storm continues and transitions to rain today, danger levels will increase.

CBJ and the American Red Cross of Alaska is opening an evacuation center at Centennial Hall tonight, February 27, for those living in avalanche zones. It will be open from 8 p.m. tonight into tomorrow morning. COVID-19 mitigation measures will be in place at Centennial Hall. By mid-day tomorrow, danger levels should start to subside, though CBJ will continue to monitor the situation closely and share information as necessary. The Urban Avalanche Advisory is updated daily: bit.ly/CBJavalanche

The Behrends Avenue avalanche path is the neighborhood directly above the Breakwater Inn, a horseshoe area of houses between Glacier Highway, Behrends Avenue, and Ross Way; adjacent to Highland Drive. While the other urban avalanche paths also hold danger, the depth of snow in the upper Behrends path is particularly concerning. To see where the Urban Avalanche Zones in the community are, go to juneau.org/emergency/avalanche-resources and click on the “Avalanche Path Maps” tab.

Please avoid the Flume Trail and limit time spent in other avalanche paths. For the next 24-48 hours, natural avalanches of great size are likely. While CBJ, with the help of partner agencies, monitors potential natural emergencies, it is up to individuals and families to be aware of the hazards that exist nearby and be properly prepared for any risk to safety or damage those hazards may cause.

For a more detailed description of the avalanche danger, read today’s Urban Avalanche Advisory bit.ly/CBJavalanche. For more information, contact Emergency Program Manager Tom Mattice at 209-9207 or [email protected].

Photos from Mountain Edventures's post 02/21/2021

Day 1 of our SheJumps Splitboarding course brought together some amazing women from around Alaska.
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They enjoyed the deep snow and agree "Dawn is a fantastic instructor! I learned a lot and it was fun!"

SheJumps Far North: Alaska
Alaska Powder Descents Heli-skiing
Eaglecrest Ski Area
Jones Snowboards

02/20/2021

Due to some cancellations, we have a couple of spaces available on our upcoming SheJumps Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue course. Please email me if you are interested in taking one! [email protected]

This introductory course involves a day of 'dryland' skills training at sea level, followed by a day of on-snow practice in the local backcountry. Backcountry travel will be limited and we will not travel to the glacier.

There is minimal gear that you must provide (harness and carabiners). We ask students to watch about an hour of free online videos to help prepare for the course, and learn some basic knots.

Please email me to enroll!
https://www.facebook.com/events/juneau-alaska/ak-shejumps-glacier-travel-crevasse-rescue-weekend/144241790792663/

Due to some cancellations, we have a couple of spaces available on our upcoming SheJumps Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue course. Please email me if you are interested in taking one! [email protected]

This introductory course involves a day of 'dryland' skills training at sea level, followed by a day of on-snow practice in the local backcountry. Backcountry travel will be limited and we will not travel to the glacier.

There is minimal gear that you must provide (harness and carabiners). We ask students to watch about an hour of free online videos to help prepare for the course, and learn some basic knots.

Please email me to enroll!
https://www.facebook.com/events/juneau-alaska/ak-shejumps-glacier-travel-crevasse-rescue-weekend/144241790792663/

02/14/2021

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Photos from Mountain Edventures's post 02/08/2021

A great weekend in the sun!
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Photos from Mountain Edventures's post 02/03/2021

Juneau is home to some amazing pow pow this week.. but rider beware!

This new snow is sitting on a complex variety of old surfaces from surface hoar and facets to old wind slabs. There were several rider triggered and natural avalanches in our region today.

Be patient and play safe, more snow is on the way!

eventbrite.com 01/20/2021

AK SheJumps Introduction to Splitboarding Weekend

We are excited to announce that SheJumps and Mountain Edventures are offering an Introduction to Splitboarding course this winter! February 20-21.

If you are new to backcountry snowboarding, and would like to learn with a community of local women, this is the weekend for you. There are only six spots, and all of the other SheJumps weekends have sold out.

Facebook event:
https://fb.me/e/14m7D06m0

Sign up:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ak-shejumps-introduction-to-splitboarding-weekend-tickets-136910487955

eventbrite.com Join SheJumps + Mountain Edventures for a women's only Introduction to Splitboarding Weekend

01/07/2021

There are only 4 spots left on our Avalanche Awareness Course for High Schoolers! Grab one while they last!

It's this MLK Long Weekend, January 16, 17, and 18.

Reach out to us at Mountain-Edventures.com

01/02/2021

Our Winter Break Camps for youth are all wrapped up!! Big thanks to all of the students for their hard work and enthusiasm. Thanks to our crew at Alaska Powder Descents Heli-skiing, to our instructors John Bressette and Peter Nave, and to our friends at Eaglecrest Ski Area.

There are more opportunities for people of all ages coming up. If you haven’t yet, reach out to us at Mountain-Edventures.com!

Happy New Year!

12/28/2020

Our ‘Every Saturday Group’ took advantage of the sun this week by getting above tree line all day.

They recommend the day/week program because it allows them to see the widest variety or terrain, weather, and conditions, as well as hang with a few different instructors.

Set up a program for your group, or high schoolers can join our 8 week every Wednesday program which starts January 20th! Mountain-Edventures.com/programs

12/24/2020

Give the gift of the backcountry this year!
Based on the popularity of our Winter Break Camp, we are adding a new camp on MLK long weekend, January 16-18th. Our three-day camps focus on learning to travel in the mountains, how to find good skiing, recognizing and evaluating backcountry hazards, and being a good partner.

We also have space for private groups of all ages every day of the week after New Years!

Check out some photos of our most recent three-day camp, and contact us on Mountain-Edventures.com.

Our last camp had a waitlist of folks who did not get to participate, so contact us now to reserve spots for your group!

eventbrite.com 12/17/2020

AK SheJumps Introduction to the Backcountry Weekend

We are proud to be working with SheJumps to offer some women’s backcountry camps in Juneau this winter!

We are offering three camps and have the ability to add more advanced courses by request. Courses will be lead by our very own Dawn Riley-Good and backed up by the Mountain Edventures crew.

Intro to Backcountry Jan 23-24
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ak-shejumps-introduction-to-the-backcountry-weekend-tickets-133181149403

Avalanche Awareness Feb 6-7
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ak-shejumps-avalanche-awareness-weekend-tickets-133182274769

Crevasse Rescue and Glacier Travel March 6-7
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ak-shejumps-glacier-travel-crevasse-rescue-weekend-tickets-133184694005

Mountain-Edventures.com/shejumps

eventbrite.com Join SheJumps + Mountain Edventures for a women's only Introduction to the Backcountry Weekend

12/10/2020

Launch of Avy Savvy

Avalanche Canada has just released their updated and modernized version of their amazing Online Avalanche Tutorial! This is an interactive, video-based, and modernized version of the tutorial.

This free online resource is perfect for anyone planning to take an avalanche class, for those who cannot take an avalanche class because they are full across North America, or for those who need a refresher (all of us). I used the previous version to study for my first professional avalanche classes and have been recommending it to friends and students ever since. Check it out! avysavvy.ca

Avalanche Canada launches a brand new online tutorial. Check it out at avysavvy.ca

11/28/2020

Happy Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for?

We are thankful for many things, but one of them is our amazing business partners.

These companies have partnered with Mountain Edventures to make getting into Alaska's backcountry more accessible. They are each offering our multi-day students amazing discounts. Enroll in a program and find out more.

Mountain-Edventures.com

11/23/2020

We could not agree more Eaglecrest Ski Area! We are so lucky to have you in our community.

Treat all non-patrolled areas or times with respect and if you’re looking to take your backcountry knowledge to the next level, drop us a line at Mountain-Edventures.com!

It’s the time of year to underscore the importance of backcountry safety and education. When Eaglecrest is not operating, the ski area is backcountry. Backcountry is dangerous! Know before you go!

Get educated locally:
Mountain Edventures
Alaska Avalanche School

Take advantage of online resources:
skieaglecrest.com/news/know-before-you-go
skieaglecrest.com/info/#safety
coastalakavalanche.org
avalanche.org
www.mountain-edventures.com
alaskaavalanche.org

📸 Chris Miller

11/21/2020

We've donated a one day "Into to Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding" day for up to 4 people to the Trail Mix, Inc. online auction. This is a $500 value and the bidding has started at $200!

If you and your crew want to get into Juneau's backcountry this winter this is a great opportunity. Backcountry ski gear can be rented and skiers can be added for an additional cost. Bidding ends tomorrow, good luck!

Register for the auction here: https://events.handbid.com/auctions/2020-trail-mix-auction/registration

11/10/2020

Our new website has landed! Go to mountain-edventures.com to check out our programs and learn more about us.

Send us a message if you are interested or have any questions!

11/08/2020

Welcome to Mountain Edventures! We are a group of local mountain and avalanche professionals who want to help you kickstart your backcountry education this winter.

In partnership with Alaska Powder Descents Heli-skiing, we're offering 3 multi-day backcountry camps for high school aged youth, and private backcountry mentorship days for all ages, 7 days a week. Our 100% outdoor, small group programs are designed to keep you recreating safely all season.

Head to mountain-edventures.com or our page and check out our 'services,' then email us at [email protected] to join or create a group today!

Our multi-day students will have access to generous discounts from our equipment partners, more on that later.. 4FRNT Skis Black Diamond jonessnowboardsarg Foggy Mountain Shop Gaia GPS

10/22/2020

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