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com WEB: www.travejuneau.comExperience Outdoor Adventure, Winter Recreation, and Cultural Pursuits During Juneau's âOff Season' JUNEAU,AlaskaâVisitors to Alaska's capital city can enjoy a vibrant arts and adventure destination between the months of October and April, considered the âoff season'. Although the weather turns colder, the bears start hibernating, and the number of visitors drops off, the city of Juneau is wide awake and humming with things to see and do. The breathtaking winter landscape is the backdrop for many outdoor winter activities in the area around Juneau. Cold weather sports enthusiasts can choose from a variety of exhilarating activities, from ice skating and ice hockey on the rinks â indoor or outdoor -- to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in mountain meadows. The stunning downhill slopes from the peaks around Juneau provide endless skiable terrain for downhill skiing, snowboarding and even heli-skiing. Eaglecrest Ski Area offers an abundance of groomed trails for both beginners and experts alike. For those that prefer to take in the beauty of the area without the adrenaline rush, there are many invigorating winter hikes in the areas around town.Rather stay indoors? The âoff seasonâ is turned on with a rich cultural community that is fully alive October through April. Stimulate the senses and renew the spirit with an array of performing and visual arts throughout the winter months. A wide variety of cultural options are available including the First Friday gallery walks that take place in downtown Juneau, highlighted by the Annual Gallery Walk the first weekend of December. Juneau also features the Alaska Folk Festival in April, Juneau Jazz and Classics in May, numerous performances by the Perseverance Theatre and Theatre in the Rough, the Juneau Symphony, Juneau Dance Unlimited, Opera to Go,and the Juneau Lyric Opera.To round out the Juneau experience, great shopping and incredible dining are available year-round. Whether an off season visit to Juneau is for business or for pleasure, make time to experience it all. Opportunities abound for an active outdoor adventure or an evening at the symphony -- it can all be found in Alaska's capital city. For more in depth information on a wide variety of options available in Juneau please refer to the www.TravelJuneau.com web site.