Eaglecrest Ski Area

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

CURRENT SNOW REPORT:

Updated:07-29-2016 14:04:53BaseTop
New Snow (24hrs)00
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Temp54°F54°F
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Total Snow to Date: 0"

07-29-2016 14:04:53: As of July 29 the Nest (including restrooms) at the top of Ptarmigan are still closed to the public until further notice. Crews are still working on the roof replacement.

The vehicle charging station will not be available 8/1 -8/5 and 8/8 - 8/12 due to staging of construction vehicles and materials.

Hikers/Bikers may encounter snow cats and other maintenance vehicles at any time. For your safety- please stay off and clear of all ski area machinery including chairs as they may move unexpectedly at any time.

Eaglecrest is closed for the season. Thank you for your support - see you next winter!

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Snow Report and Weather

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CONDITIONS

adaptive lessons

Please arrive 30 minutes early or one hour early if you're renting equipment

Space is limited -reservations are required.


January Specials  FAQs  snowsports school policies   

For information and reservations, please contact the Snowsports School

(907) 790-2000 x211  |  Snowsports@skijuneau.com

Please review Eaglecrest Snowsports School Policies prior to booking.

Essential Eligibility Criteria for Eaglecrest Snowsports School Lessons


Eaglecrest Adaptive Lessons & Programs

Eaglecrest Snowsports School offers adaptive ski, snowboard and Nordic lessons to youth and adults experiencing cognitive, visual and or physical disabilities.

Whether it is simply an exposure to mountain snowsports or advancing skills to carve down the mountain independently, Eaglecrest’s 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!


Adaptive Lessons are offered in the following disciplines:

 

  • Two-track: skier is able to stand independently
  • Three-track: disability of one leg, able to stand with support
  • Four Track: disability of both legs or balance 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, or with support of insstructor or outrigger

Weekday Adaptive Lessons

Private weekday adaptive lessons 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

Mid-Week School Program

Eaglecrest also offers adaptive lessons for children with disabilities attending the Eaglecrest School Group Program with their elementary and middle school classmates. Private and inclusive 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.

Attention Teachers! Please advise Eaglecrest Snowsports School in advance about your adaptive students attending the mountain with your class so Eagelcrest may schedule the appropriate adaptive instructor and necessary equipment. Otherwise, the students may not have the best resources available to them.  For School Group lessons Teachers can contact Eaglecrest Snowsports School Group Coordinator: 907-790-2000 ext. 211.

ORCA Program Ski & Snowboard Buddies

The Outdoor Recreation and Community Access Program (ORCA) at Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) offers adaptive ski and snowboard and Nordic ski buddies to intermediate participants that have a desire to ‘free ski’ but need additional support or guidance to navigate the mountain safely. ORCA offers Ski Buddies as a compliment to Eaglecrest Adaptive Lessons every Saturday and Sunday from January-April. Half and full day ski buddy packages are available, and are open to all ages. Participants must have taken at least 1 lesson during the season, and be of an intermediate ability level (Zone 3+).

The ORCA Program also provides Adaptive Ski & Snowboard Instruction trainings, supports and facilitates PSIA-AASI Adaptive Clinics and Exams, purchases and maintains adaptive equipment, and provides scholarships to youth and adults seeking financial aid.

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

Volunteer with ORCA Adaptive Ski & Snowboard Program

The ORCA Ski & Snowboard Program is always looking for compassionate, encouraging, and motivated volunteers who are interested in sharing their passion for the mountains with people experiencing disabilities. Volunteers work with a diverse range of students primarily assisting with ski/snowboard techniques, safety, and appropriate terrain choice.

Volunteer Benefits: Volunteers receive a complimentary Eaglecrest day lift ticket for peronsal use every 1.5 days they volunteer, and access to Eaglecrest Snowports Instructor Clinics.

If you are interested, please visit www.sailinc.org to download a Volunteer Application and return to:

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

 

Accessible Transportation

Accessible transportation is available to and from Eaglecrest through the ORCA Program. Accessible transportation is available Saturdays, Sundays and School District Holidays. Advanced reservation at least 48 hours prior is required. There is no accessible transportation offered to/from Eaglecrest at mid-day. Half participants must plan for personal transportation at mid-day.

Accessible Transportation Fares: One Way: $6 Round Trip: $10.

Please call the ORCA program at (907) 586-0104 to schedule a pick-up or drop-off at one of the following locations:

Pick-Up Location

Pick Up Time

Drop-Off Time

Mendenhall Mall

8:45am

4:05pm

Wal-Mart

8:55am

3:55pm

Harborview Elementary

9:05am

3:45pm

Douglas Breeze-In

9:15am

3:40pm

Eaglecrest Ski Area

9:30am

3:30pm

 

 


The Eaglecrest Snowsports School is a team of professionals who are dedicated to creating a fun and exciting learning experience. We are members of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI). Eaglecrest is one of over 300 ski areas across the country who participate in Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month (LSSM). Humans were never meant to hibernate and we invite you to get outside and enjoy the winter! Get the most out of your skiing or snowboarding experience and GO with a PRO!

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

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