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
winter backcountry is your brain. Educate it by taking an
avalanche safety course. Bill Glude, Mike Janes, and Kent
Scheler, formerly of the Southeast
Alaska Avalanche Center offer classes through the University
of Alaska Southeast in Juneau, Alaska Avalanche Specialists,
Alaska Heliskiing, and other course organizers. We encourage
you to contact them to learn more about avalanche safety.
Contact Bill Glude, Alaska Avalanche Specialists, at (907)
The City and Borough of Juneau provides an Urban
Avalanche Advisory. This Web site targets the Mt. Juneau
urban avalanche zones but is a useful reference for general
avalanche danger in the Juneau area.