Eaglecrest’s Adaptive Program teaches people of all ages and abilities to ski and snowboard. Eaglecrest & Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) staff are PSIA certified, and we work with individuals who experience any kind of visual, physical, or cognitive disability.
Whether your goal is to advance your skills or simply just to get out on the mountain, Eaglecrest’s Adaptive Program is a wonderful opportunity for children and adults with disabilities to build confidence, independence, improve fitness levels, make new friends, and have fun!
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 instructor or outrigger
Thanks to SAIL Outdoor Recreation & Community Access (ORCA) accessible transportation is available Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. 48 hour advanced reservation is required, please call ORCA at (907) 586-0104 to schedule a pick-up or drop-off at one of the following locations:
Mendenhall Mall, Nugget Mall, Switzer Creek City Bus Stop, SAIL Office, JDHS, Douglas Breeze-In
EAGLECREST SNOWSPORTS SCHOOL
Eaglecrest’s award-winning Snowsports School is the best way to learn how to ski or snowboard! Our professionally certified ski or snowboard instructors will teach you how to balance, slide, stop and turn, setting goals specifically tailored for your needs.
Advance reservations are required. Please contact the Snowsports School.
1. First Timer
2. Introduce Green Terrain
3. More Difficult Greens
4. Introduce Blue Terrain
5. More Difficult Blue Runs
6. Introduce Black Terrain
7. Expert Level