When the snow falls and covers the diverse landscape of The Last Frontier, you’ll find any reason to bundle up and head outdoors. One of the most popular experiences is Juneau skiing. This thrilling activity challenges you to navigate the white canvas of the mountains, uneven slopes, and towering trees. Whether you are an avid skier or want to try something new, participating in this favored pastime is the ultimate way to enjoy your winter trip to the Alaskan capital!
If you are having trouble where to begin your Juneau skiing adventures, request a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide. We compiled of our top recommendations for the best companies, as well as area attractions, things to do in the winter, delightful restaurants, and wonderful museums. Our easy-to-use travel planner also answers your question of “Where to stay” with a section dedicated to the modern rooms and indulgent amenities at Silverbow Inn!
A Snapshot of Your Juneau Skiing Experience
When you are visiting us this winter, Juneau skiing is one of the top things to do in Juneau in December. Whether you bring your own gear or rent it, enjoy your morning or afternoon hitting the slopes. Here are our recommendations for the top places to glide through the surrounding forests and mountains this year!
Eaglecrest Ski Area
Bring your sense of wonder, your adventurous spirit, and your daily passes to visit the renowned Eaglecrest Ski Area. This iconic location is known as “Juneau’s Winter Playground” for its remarkable slopes, 1,400 feet of vertical distance, and courteous ski instructors. While you’re alpine skiing, take in the natural beauty of this peaceful place and enjoy views of the Juneau Icefield as you make your way to the bottom. It’s open from the early December and closes for the season in early April!
On your way to the Eaglecrest Ski Area, you may see the towering Harmon Ski Wall. This new attraction is situated off of Douglas Highway and features leftover skis from the Ski Swap, an annual fundraiser for the Juneau Ski Club. Since its origins in early 2017, this unique landmark continues to attract visitors, locals, and even wedding parties to Douglas Island. Just a friendly reminder – check the weather forecast before you visit to see the predictions for the day and week!
The Juneau Nordic Ski Club
Set your own pace and enjoy the wonderful the snow-covered landscape when you go Nordic skiing. This leisurely activity allows you to maneuver through the icy terrain with a ski pole in each hand, which helps you keep your momentum going.
If this particular type of skiing appeals to you, become a member of the Juneau Nordic Ski Club. This outdoor-oriented organization offers you the opportunity to traverse through the mountainous region on well-kept trails, including Mendenhall Point, Montana Creek Point, Eaglecrest Point, and Eagle Beach Point. Before you begin skiing, we suggest reviewing the specific rules and courtesies! If you’ll be staying with us in March, take the Alaska Marine Highway System to Skagway and attend the Buckwheat Ski Classic. It’s one of the most iconic winter events in Alaska that is sponsored by the Juneau Nordic Ski Club.
Relax at Silverbow Inn
After your Juneau skiing experience, make the journey back to our contemporary boutique hotel. We at Silverbow Inn offer some of the most comfortable accommodations in downtown, each of which boasts modern bedding, luxurious linens, and unique furnishings. We invite you to browse our guest rooms and reserve the ideal one for your winter vacation.
As you browse, consider booking our City View Queen Room. This cozy accommodation features an unparalleled view of our downtown area, a large mounted flat-screen television, super fast WiFi, and convenient access to our rooftop hot tub, a favorite among our delightful amenities. For the ultimate relaxation, add complimentary salts to your warm bath water and recharge your aching muscle from your day of exploring. From hitting the slopes, to immersing yourself in nature, to learning more about our historic ties to the mountains, Juneau has something special for you to enjoy in the winter.
We look forward to hearing about your daily adventures and being your place to unwind in The Last Frontier this year!