MID-WEEK SCHOOL GROUP VISITS
School groups of all ages and sizes are invited to Eaglecrest for a fun day of learning on the mountain! Program participants are required to take lessons, which are offered at significantly discounted rates.
Please review this page for information about how to organize your school group and make reservations with Eaglecrest Snowsports School.
If you and your students are new to the world of skiing and snowboarding, please read our First Timers Guide.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“I have yet to have a child who didn’t end the day feeling excited and more importantly empowered. Take your kids skiing!”
Riverbend Elementary Teacher
“The staff is world-class instructors that have the knowledge to work with all skill levels”
Floyd Dryden Middle School Principal
“Well three words later and he was a completely different kid, ‘BEST. DAY. EVER!'”
Auke Bay Elementary Teacher
“Could my preschoolers handle a HUGE change in routine and an unfamiliar location? I was amazed by their tenacity of will and strength.”
Harborview Elementary Special Education Teacher
School groups are eligible for specially discounted lessons, lift tickets, and rental equipment packages. The coordinating teacher & staff will be offered 2 lift tickets. Additional non-staff chaperones may purchase tickets and/or rental gear from the Ticket Office.
Students who already have a Season Pass or Books 2 Boards Membership must bring their pass, otherwise they will have to purchase a lift ticket. Students who already have skiing or snowboarding equipment are welcome to bring their own gear or grab it from a family locker.
$11 Lift Tickets
$11 Rental Equipment
5th GRADE PASSPORT
Part of the 5th Grade Passport is a complimentary class visit! In addition to the free lift tickets provided by the Passport, all Juneau 5th graders will receive one free lesson and one free rental for their first class visit. Some classes may visit Eaglecrest more than once. Students will have to pay for lessons and rentals for additional visits.
Additionally, First Student graciously provides bus transportation at a 50% discount for all 5th grade school group visits.
Eaglecrest partners with First Student and will arrange bus transportation. Buses generally accommodate 40 students, depending on students’ age and the amount of gear. Buses are scheduled to arrive at least one hour prior to the lesson’s scheduled start time to allow for mountain orientation and rental equipment fitting.
$115 Per Bus
5th Grade Passport Discount: $57.50 Per Bus
Upon arrival, Eaglecrest Staff will greet your students and lead them to the Great Room inside the Fish Creek Lodge for a brief orientation prior to the lesson. Our locker room will be open for students with stored equipment, and students who need to rent equipment will be assisted through the rental shop.
All students are required to participate in a lesson. Students will be grouped together based on ability level and discipline (skiing or snowboarding). The lesson will run approximately 1.5 to 2 hours before breaking for lunch. Students may pack their own or purchase food from the Eaglecrest Grill.
As the bus schedule allows, students are encouraged to go back out on the mountain for more skiing and snowboarding after lunch. Eaglecrest staff recommends students to use the buddy system when exploring the mountain.
School groups are required to make advance reservations. All forms must signed by a parent or guardian and submitted to Eaglecrest at least ten (10) days prior to the scheduled lesson date.
Teachers may request that Eaglecrest staff come to your school classroom to cover safety, gear, and what to expect on the ski date. Please have a date in mind upon reservation request.
Eaglecrest works with IDEA, Homebridge, Raven, and Independent homeschool groups offering 8 & 10 week programs.
IDEA & Raven
10 week programs, offered Thursdays or Fridays.
Homebridge & Independent
8 week programs, offered Mondays.
Registration deadline is December 16, 2019. Students must be at least 6 years of age to participate.