Eaglecrest to offer new pass options

If enough people sign up for "Extend the Season" pass, ski area will stay open for two additional weekends

Posted: Sunday, September 06, 2009

The Eaglecrest Board of Directors have announced the season pass and lift ticket pricing for the 2009-2010 winter season. Prices are usually announced at the June board meeting, but due to the uncertainty of the economy and the amount of the Permanent Fund Dividend, the decision was made to delay the pricing decision until the September board meeting. Youth, child and preschool season passes, multi-visit cards and day tickets did not increase in price this season.

Eaglecrest will offer a variety of season pass and ticketing options this season, particularly for adults. The unlimited season pass (good for any day the mountain is open) for adults is $449. New this season is a weekend/holiday season pass for $399. This season pass is good on all weekends and holiday time periods. As an introductory offer for this season, the weekend/holiday pass also includes five mid-week tickets which the pass holder can use during the season. Also new this season is a weekday only season pass, which is good for all weekdays Eaglecrest operates this season. The price for this pass is $349 for an adult.

In addition to season passes, Eaglecrest will again offer multi-visit cards. A 15-visit card for Adults is $359, a 10-visit card is $329 and a 5-visit card is $179 for adults. Adult lift tickets are priced at $43 for weekends, and $38 mid-week for adults. A complete list of season pass, multi-visit cards and day ticket prices can be found at www.skijuneau.com. Again this year, fifthgraders ski for free with our fifth-grade passport program.

With record snowfalls over the past three years, Eaglecrest is offering to extend the season. Entitled "Extend the Season" pass, Eaglecrest will sell four weekend days, April 17, 18, 24 and 25 for $79. If 300 people sign up by Nov. 8, Eaglecrest will remain open for the two additional weekends. The area will operate the Ptarmigan Chair from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information is available on the Web site.

"We are confident that with all the options available to skiers and boarders this season, there will be something for everyone," said Jim Calvin, President of the Eaglecrest Board of Directors. "While some increase in adult pass prices is necessary to cover our costs, Eaglecrest is still a bargain, and we are particularly pleased that we can continue to meet our commitment to provide affordable recreation opportunities to Juneau's youth."

The earlybird sale on season passes and multi-visit cards begins Sept. 11. Season passes and multi-visit cards also can be purchased at the mountain on Sept. 12 during Discover Eaglecrest Day.

Located on Douglas Island just 12 miles from downtown, Eaglecrest is Juneau's community-owned ski area, offering three chairlifts, a surface beginner lift and more than 640 acres of skiable terrain. The area includes a professionally staffed Snow Sports School, a full-service Rental and Repair Shop, the Grill at Eaglecrest and 5 kilometers of groomed Nordic Trails.

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