Women's ski and snowboard workshops offered at Eaglecrest

Two ski and snowboard workshops, First Tracks and Yes you can!, will be offered for women in the coming weeks.

First up is First Tracks, an introductory workshop for both skiers and snowboarders. It will be held from 9:30 a. m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb 19, at Eaglecrest. The price is $54.

This workshop is for beginners or women returning to the sport, and includes a two-hour group lesson, lower mountain lift ticket and equipment rental and Continental breakfast. Reservations are required.

On March 3, Eaglecrest will offer their 12th annual Yes You Can! all day ski workshop for women. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Eaglecrest.

The workshop features more than five hours of coaching by PSIA certified female instructors and includes continental breakfast, gourmet lunch, apres ski, guest presentations and more. The base price is $99.

Women 18 and older who are able to ride Porcupine Chairlift are welcome and reservations are required.

For more information, visit www.skijuneau.com or call 790-2000 ext. 211.


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