BOOKS 2 BOARDS
This program is funded in part by the Eaglecrest Foundation and provides Juneau middle school students the opportunity to enjoy winter sports at Eaglecrest at no cost. Students for the program are chosen by teachers and staff based on their economic and social need, grades, and attendance.
Students chosen are expected to keep good grades, good attendance and behave in school. In return they are provided free lift tickets, ski/snowboard rentals, bus transportation and access to clothing including jackets, pants, gloves, and helmets.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Nick Lemrise, Snowsports School Coordinator
(907) 790-2000 x233
Coming up to the mountain and want to avoid waiting for your gear? Have your gear preset, and you’ll be off in no time!
Just send Nick an email with your name, date coming up, boot, and gear size, and we will have it ready to go.
TAKE A LESSON
Books2Boards students are able to take lessons free of charge.
Contact Nick or the Snowsports School to make a lesson reservation and tell us the desired date, lesson time, ability level, and whether you’ll be skiing or snowboarding.
LEARN TO SKI WEEKEND
For 36 years, Eaglecrest has welcomed 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders to the mountain for Learn To Ski Weekend, a two day skiing adventure.
The weekend included transportation, lessons, rentals, lift tickets, and lunch for two days. It’s a great opportunity for students to experience on the mountain, make friends, and become confident skiers.
Submit an application using the Eaglecrest Forms page.
HILARY LINDH SCHOLARSHIP
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 in to the U. S. Ski Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.
The Hilary Lindh Scholarship will be awarded to one girl and one boy in Grades 1-4, and also Grades 6-12, and the four finalists will receive a complimentary season pass.
5TH GRADE PASSPORT
All 5th graders in Juneau are eligible to participate. The passport program includes one free lesson, one free equipment rental, and free lift tickets every day we operate! Participants must visit the ticket window each day and present an official school document that displays name, grade, teach, & school. Accepted documents include, report cards, program reports, and a teachers’ letter.