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Adaptive Lessons and Programs

Eaglecrest Snowsports School offers adaptive ski, snowboard and Nordic lessons to youth and adults experiencing cognitive, visual and or physical disabilities.

Whether it is simply an exposure to mountain snowsports or advancing skills to carve down the mountain independently, Eaglecrest’s Adaptive Ski and Snowboard Lessons offer an unmatched opportunity for children and adults with disabilities to build confidence, independence, improve fitness levels, make new friends and have fun!

Adaptive lessons are offered in the following disciplines:

  • 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

Click HERE to learn about the SAIL/ORCA Snow Bus

Lesson & Liability Form
Unaccompanied Youth Rental Agreement
Snowsport School Eligibility Criteria


Group or private lesson with certified Eaglecrest instructors. Refer to Adult Private Lesson rates or Youth Private Lesson rates. Call the Snowsport School at (907) 790-2000 x211 for more information and to make reservations.


Certified Eaglecrest instructor who will accompany those who wish to free ski or snowboard but need additional support and guidance. Half and full day packages are available and for all ages. Participants must have taken at least 1 lesson during the current season and be at an intermediate level.

Mid-Week School Program

Both private and inclusive adaptive lessons are available to those students traveling with their School Groups and are designed to meet the interests of all ability levels.

Adaptive lessons allow students with disabilities to learn to ski alongside their classmates; building confidence, independence, and acquire invaluable skills in balance, coordination, movement, sensation, personal space and communication.

Volunteer with ORCA Adaptive Ski & Snowboard Program

The ORCA Ski & Snowboard Program is always looking for compassionate, encouraging, and motivated volunteers who are interested in sharing their passion for the mountains with people experiencing disabilities. Volunteers work with a diverse range of students primarily assisting with ski/snowboard techniques, safety, and appropriate terrain choice.

Volunteer Benefits: Volunteers receive a complimentary Eaglecrest day lift ticket for peronsal use every 1.5 days they volunteer, and access to Eaglecrest Snowports Instructor Clinics.

If you are interested, please visit to download a Volunteer Application and return to:

3225 Hospital Dr. Ste. 300 , Juneau, AK 99801 or [email protected]


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Current Snow Depth - 2,594ft: 0'' Total Snow to Date: 206.1"

Bowl Status

Pittman Ridge: CLOSED
West Bowl: CLOSED
East Bowl Chutes: CLOSED

Lift Status

Porcupine Chairlift: CLOSED
Hooter Chairlift: CLOSED
Ptarmigan Chairlift: CLOSED
Black Bear Chairlift: CLOSED

Updates from the Mountain

All good things eventually have to come to an end and the ski season is no exception. Eaglecrest is now closed for the 2017-2018 season. We would like to thank the entire community for a good season and your ongoing support this winter. Enjoy your spring/summer and we hope to see you back on the mountain soon!

Hikers are urged to use caution as you may encounter snow cats, snow mobiles and other machinery on the mountain at any time.