*This is a sponsored post on behalf of Eaglecrest Ski Area in Juneau, Alaska.
While snowy slopes are still a few weeks away, Juneau’s Eaglecrest Ski Area is pushing hard to sell pre-season passes before prices rise November 13. Still haven’t skied this little area on Douglas Island? You’re missing out.
What Eaglecrest lacks in sheer size, it makes up for in heart. My absolute favorite place to ski as a family due to friendly staff, accessible slopes for a variety of ability groups, and a true sense of community giving, EC hooked us a few years ago when AK Kid was just finding his ski legs. Now, we work together to promote this friendly hill in Alaska’s capital city.
This time of year, Eaglecrest staff are busy getting the lifts up and running, cleaning and polishing the buildings, and getting the word out around Southeast Alaska and beyond. Season passes are on sale right now at bargain prices, which means Juneau residents should absolutely purchase passes for their entire family, and those of us in other regions should consider a ski week/family vacation/capitol tour sometime this winter.
Want an unlimited pass? Here’s the breakdown, with discount pricing available through November 13, 2016:
Adult (19-64): $529
Senior (65+): $469
Teen (13-18): $349
Youth (7-12): $189<—-PEOPLE, such a DEAL!
Child (6 and under): $29
Have a full-time college student in your midst? Their season pass is a mere $399 with proof of enrollment and a valid student ID.
Other pass opportunities are available too, visit the website link (above) for more options.
And, JUST for 5th grade students (this could be a major win for visiting families):
Eaglecrest’s 5th Grade Passport program offers FREE lift tickets, one free lesson, and one free equipment rental, ALL SEASON. Designed to get this often-reluctant age group to learn to ski, the passport means access, interest, and assistance. Boom. There will also be two 1st Timer clinics over two consecutive weekends in December – Saturdays on December 10/17; or Sundays on December 11/18. There is no charge but students must sign up ahead of time by calling the Eaglecrest Snowsports School at 907-790-2000 x211.
Kids and parents, remember to provide one of the following for the program? A recent progress report, report card, or note from the child’s teacher verifying their grade level and enrollment.
Getting to Eaglecrest is easy; from Anchorage or Seattle, it’s a short Alaska Airlines trip that makes using miles a great way to get to this beautiful city. And while you’re there, take a tour of our capitol building. This is the inner workings of our state government, and kids are always welcome to walk the hallowed halls of this historic building. Visit the Travel Juneau website for other family fun opportunities while you’re in town.
AKontheGO believes that it takes a village to get kids excited about the outdoors and learning, regardless of the skill. Eaglecrest is our first choice for family skiing, and we can’t wait to visit this winter.