The Lindh Scholarship was established in 1992 in recognition of Hilary Lindh’s 1992 Olympic Silver Medal and her dedication to downhill ski racing. Hilary started skiing in Juneau at an early age and won the U.S. and World Junior Championships in Downhill at age 16. She went on to compete in three Olympics and won the 1997 World Downhill Championship before retiring in March of 1997. Hilary was inducted into the U. S. Ski Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.
Eligible applicants must be a resident of the City and Borough of Juneau, attend a Juneau School District school or equivalent. The Hilary Lindh Scholarship is open to all athletic abilities. Skiers and snowboarders with a competitive background to apply are highly encouraged to apply. Scholarships will be awarded to one girl and one boy in Grades 1-4, and one boy and one girl in Grades 6-12. The four finalists will receive a complimentary season pass.
*All Juneau area 5th Graders receive free lift tickets as part of the 5th Grade Passport program
Eaglecrest’s 5th Grade Passport includes free lift tickets for all Juneau area fifth grade students, plus one free lesson, one free equipment rental. Additionally, beginner skiers and snowboarders may register for a free 2-day Passport Lesson Series. The student must first apply for a Passport and then visit the ticket window each day to receive a lift ticket.
After completing the application, Passports may be picked up in person at the Eaglecrest Ticket Office. Proof of grade is required. Eaglecrest staff are not permitted to contact the school or teacher directly. Phone verification is not acceptable.
All students must provide official school documentation that verifies all of the following:
Beginner skiers and snowboarders may enroll in the complimentary Passport Lesson Series. Advanced reservations are required. Please call the Snowsports School at (907) 790-2000 x4286 or email [email protected].
For 38 years, Eaglecrest has offered Learn To Ski Weekend as an all-expenses-paid weekend on the slopes for Juneau’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders! Reserved for students who have never skied before. Selected participants will spend two full days on the mountain having fun, making friends, and learning how to ski!
Books2Boards provides skiing snowboarding lessons, bus transportation, access to equipment, and winter clothing at no cost to selected students. Books2Boards members are required to keep in good standing at their school, attend after-school club sessions and act as positive snowsports ambassador’s on and off the mountain.
Teachers at each school help select students based on a number of criteria including, but not limited to: school attendance, academic potential, and socioeconomic status. With a strong focus to expand snowsports programs throughout Juneau, The Eaglecrest Foundation and sponsors utilize Books2Boards to reach students who would not otherwise have access to skiing and riding.
The Juneau Ski Club is a youth development program and home to many active and promising young ski racers. The club’s amazing coaches cultivate an inclusive training atmosphere with camaraderie, healthy competition, and goal realization, ultimately instilling a lifelong love of the sport.
The Juneau Nordic Ski Club (JNSC) is a non-profit, volunteer organization that promote cross-country skiing, youth development, trail development, and advocacy. The club grooms cross country skiing trails throughout Juneau, and their efforts in recent years have led to over 100+ groomed days per season.
The Juneau 4H Luge Club promotes a fun way of sliding on snow for youth and adults. Experience the thrill of descending snow-packed runs on a steerable sled, as slow or as fast as you like! Race your friends or simply enjoy the pleasure of returning to the sledding joys of your childhood. Accept the challenge to learn new skills, run courses, and prepare to be hooked by the sliding sensation of luge sledding!