First Timers2018-12-09T09:53:06+00:00

EAGLECREST SKI AREA

FIRST TIMERS

WELCOME TO YOUR FIRST DAY!

FIRST TIMERS GUIDE

BEFORE YOU GET HERE

  • Follow this guide to get familiar with the lesson process

  • Make a reservation with the Eaglecrest Snowsports School

  • Get some rest the day before and be ready for an active day on the mountain

  • Eat a good breakfast and drink plenty of water in the morning

WHAT TO PACK

You’ll need a jacket, snowpants, warm socks, gloves or mittens, a hat or helmet, goggles, and extra layers for your legs, feet, & upper body. If you need to add to your wardrobe, you can shop conveniently and locally at the Eaglecrest Retail Shop, Nugget Alaskan Outfitter, Foggy Mountain Shop, or Second Wind Sports.

It’s smart to pack a backpack or bag for all of your gear. We have a locker room in the Fish Creek Lodge and storage cubbies in the Rental Shop.

You’ll be hungry later, so pack water, snacks, and money for Eaglecrest Grill & Mountain Lift.

SKI & SNOWBOARD EQUIPMENT

If you have your own equipment, that’s great! All we ask is that its safe and ready to go.

If you need to rent equipment, our Rental Shop has everything you need to get on the slopes. Check in with the Snowsports School on the first floor of the Porcupine Lodge. Here you will check in for your lesson, and our staff will start the rental process. After checking in, take the paperwork to the Rental Shop on the second floor, where you’ll be sized and fitted for gear.

ARRIVE EARLY

Whether you’re renting equipment or not, please arrive at least one hour before your scheduled lesson time to get geared up and ready for a fun day on the mountain! We don’t want you to miss any time with your instructor!

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.

We have two hour lessons twice a day, morning and afternoon. Our student to instructor ratio is excellent and delivers a personalized environment that’s perfect for learning.

Browse our learners packages below, and read more about our Youth, Adult, and Community Programs to see everything Eaglecrest has to offer.

LESSON TIMES

Morning: 10:00 AM – Noon
Afternoon: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

CONTACT

Snowsports School
1.907.790.2000 x211
Email Us

ZONE GUIDE

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

LEARNERS PACKAGES

TRIPLE PLAY LEARNERS PACK

$119 Ages 7 – Adult

  • Three Days with 2 Hour Lesson

  • Includes Rental Equipment

  • Includes Lower Mountain Lift Tickets

  • AM & PM Lessons Available

  • May Purchase Discounted Season Pass Upon Completion

  • First & Second Time Skiers or Snowboarders Only

  • Zones 1-3

LEARNERS PACKAGE

$54 Ages 7 – Adult

  • 2 Hour Lesson

  • Includes Rental Equipment

  • Includes Porcupine Lift Ticket

  • AM & PM Lessons Available

  • First & Second Time Skiers or Snowboarders Only

  • Zones 1-3

SUNDAY FIRST TIME SPECIAL

$39 Adults Only

  • 2 Hour Lesson

  • Includes Rental Equipment

  • Includes Porcupine Lift Ticket

  • Sunday PM Lessons Only

  • For First Time Skiers & Snowboarders Only

  • Zones 1-2

YOUTH PROGRAMS

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

JANUARY SPECIALS

JUNEAU 5TH GRADERS SKI FREE

PASSPORT PROGRAM

LEARN MORE

EAGLECREST SKI AREA

YOUTH PROGRAMS

LEARN MORE
X