Eaglecrest Ski Area

Juneau, Alaska
tel. 907-790-2000
www.skijuneau.com

CURRENT SNOW REPORT:

Updated:02-27-2015 15:05:43BaseTop
New Snow (24hrs)00
New Snow (48hrs)00
Total Snow034
Temp43°F39°F
Wind003

Total Snow to Date: 86"

02-27-2015 15:05:43:The Porcupine Chair will be open Saturday, February 28 & Sunday, March 1 from 9am - 4pm. The forecast is calling for a beautiful weekend on the mountain. Come on up and make some turns in the sunshine!

The Ticket Office and Equipment Repair Shop will be open
Thursday Monday from
9am 3pm and CLOSED on Tuesday & Wednesday.


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Snow Report and Weather

03 kts · 39°F · 24HR Snowfall 0"

CONDITIONS

Adaptive Lessons

Adaptive Lessons

Eaglecrest will be up & running (Porcupine Chair only) starting Saturday, Feb. 14 from 9am - 4pm & will only be open on Saturdays, Sundays & hoildays until we receive more snow & are able to open more terrain.

In partnership with the Outdoor Recreation and Community Access Program (ORCA) at Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL), Eaglecrest offers adaptive ski, snowboard and Nordic lessons to people experiencing physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities.

Whether it is simply an exposure to mountain snowsports or advancing skills to carve down the mountain, adaptive ski and snowboard lessons offer an unmatched opportunity for children and adults with disabilities to build confidence, independence, improve fitness levels, make new friends and have fun!

Eaglecrest and ORCA offer adaptive lessons in the following areas:

  • Two-track: skier is able to stand independently
  • Three-track: disability of one leg.
  • Four Track: disability of both legs but able to stand with support
  • Mono-ski: disability of lower body, good upper body strength
  • Bi-ski:disability of lower body, limited upper body strength
  • Blind/low vision: little or no visual sight
  • Snowboard: student is able to stand independently

Weekend Adaptive Lessons with ORCA

The Outdoor Recreation and Community Access Program (ORCA) at Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) offers adaptive ski and snowboard and Nordic lessons every Saturday and Sunday from January-April. Half and full day lessons are available, and are open to all ages and abilities. Half and full day Ski Buddies are also available to assist intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders safely navigate the mountain.

For more information about the ORCA Adaptive Ski & Snowboard Program visit www.sailinc.org.  Or simply call (907) 586-0104 or e-mail lhallvik@sailinc.org.

Volunteer with ORCA Adaptive Ski & Snowboard Program

The ORCA Program is always looking for patient, responsible and excited volunteers interested in sharing their passion for skiing and snowboarding with students with disabilities. Volunteers work with a diverse range of students primarily assisting with ski/snowboard techniques, safety, and appropriate terrain choice. Volunteers receive a complimentary lift ticket or Eaglecrest Ski, Snowboard or Nordic lesson for every 1.5 days they volunteer!

If you are interested, please click here to download a registration form and return to ORCA at:

3225 Hospital Dr. Ste. 300 , Juneau, AK 99801 or lhallvik@sailinc.org

Weekday Adaptive Lessons

Private weekday adaptive lessons with ORCA and Eaglecrest Instructors are also available upon request. Please click here for Adult Private Lesson rates or click here for Youth Private Lesson rates.

For more information or for reservations, call the Snowsports School at 907-790-2000 ext. 211

Accessible Transportation

Accessible transportation is available to and from Eaglecrest through the ORCA program at SAIL. Accessible transportation is available Saturdays, Sundays and School District Holidays. Advanced reservation at least 48 hours prior is required. Please call the ORCA program at (907) 586-0104 to schedule a pick-up or drop-off at one of the following locations:

 

  • Mendenhall Mall
  • Wal-Mart
  • JDHS
  • Douglas Breeze-In

Accessible Transportation Fares:

One Way: $6 Round Trip: $10

 

Mid-Week School Program

Eaglecrest also offers adaptive instruction for children with disabilities attending the Eaglecrest School Group Program with their elementary and middle school classmates. One-on-one adaptive lessons are available and are designed to meet the interests of all ability levels.

Adaptive lessons allow students with disabilities to learn to ski alongside their classmates; building confidence, independence, and acquire invaluable skills in balance, coordination, movement, sensation, personal space and communication.

For more information or for reservations, call (907) 586-0104 or e-mail lhallvik@sailinc.org.

Be sure to arrive at least 1/2 hour before lessons or programs to ensure you have enough time to sign in and gear up!

Questions about your first day? Check out our New Skier FAQ's!

The Eaglecrest Snowsports School is a team of very talented professionals who are dedicated to creating a fun and exciting learning experience. We are members of the Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors. Get the most out of your skiing or snowboarding experience and GO with a PRO!

For information and reservations, call the Snowsports School at (907) 790-2000 x211.

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