The winter backcountry is a wild and wonderful place, but it also has a dangerous side to it. The snowpack is constantly changing and must be watched, studied, and respected by anyone who ventures out to play on it, even for a few hours. We carry the necessities for taking precaution in the backcountry such as transceivers, shovels and probes.
The most important piece of equipment you can bring to the winterbackcountry is your brain. Educate it by taking an avalanche safety course. You can follow the Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center on Facebook for information on safety and classes.
The University of Alaska Southeast offers avalanche safety and backcountry travel courses through their Outdoor Studies Program (click here for more info)
The City and Borough of Juneau provides an Urban Avalanche Advisory.This website targets the Mt. Juneau urban avalanche zones but is a useful reference for general avalanche danger in the Juneau area.