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Eaglecrest Ski Area

Juneau, Alaska
tel. 907-790-2000
www.skijuneau.com
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BOWL STATUS:  Pittman Ridge = CLOSED  |  West Bowl = CLOSED  |  East Bowl Chutes = CLOSED

ORCA

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

Whether it’s 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 both legs, has good upper body strength
  • Bi-ski: disability of legs, little or no upper body strength
  • Blind/low vision: little or no visual sight
  • Snowboard: student is able to stand independentl

Eaglecrest is also beginning to offer adaptive lessons in Nordic skiing for students with visual impairments. All ages are welcome! Please call (907) 790-2000 ext. 211 for more information or to schedule a lesson.

Adaptive lessons at Eaglecrest offer children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to learn to ski and snowboard alongside their peers. Whether it’s simply an exposure to mountain snowsports or advancing skills to carve down the mountain, adaptive lessons offer an unmatched opportunity for students with disabilities to build confidence, independence, improve fitness levels, make new friends and have fun!  

Private Adaptive Weekend Lessons

Private adaptive lessons through the ORCA program will be offered every Saturday and Sunday from Jan. 7 – April 2012. Students may choose to participate on either one or both weekend days for the duration of the season or attend any number of half-day lessons.

Please call the ORCA program at (907)-586-0104 or email tlombardo@sailinc.org to schedule an adaptive lesson. You may also call Lindsay Hallvik at Eaglecrest at (907) 790-2000 ext. 227 or email at lindsay_hallvik@ci.juneau.ak.us if you have any additional questions, or would like to schedule a weekday adaptive lesson.

Adaptive Mid-Week School Lessons

Eaglecrest also offers adaptive instruction for children with special needs attending the Eaglecrest School 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. They will also build confidence, gain independence, and acquire invaluable skills in balance, coordination, movement, sensation, personal space and communication.

For more information teachers or school administrators may call Lindsay Hallvik at (907) 790-2000 ext. 227 or email at lindsay_hallvik@ci.juneau.ak.us.

Accessible Transportation

Accessible transportation to and from Eaglecrest is available through the Outdoor Recreation and Community Access (ORCA) program at Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL). Roundtrip transportation is available from January 2nd - April 10th. Other dates and times are available upon request. Please call the ORCA program at (907) 586-0104 to arrange a pick-up time and location.

ORCA Bus Rates: Roundtrip: $8.00 - One Way: $5.00

 


Interested in volunteering with the Adaptive Ski Program? Contact ORCA at 586-0104. Volunteers work with a diverse range of people interested in adaptive skiing. Volunteers recieve a free lift ticket for their day of service. In addition, volunteers have the opportunity to earn another complimentary lift ticket for personal use.

 

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