The Eaglecrest Foundation is a legally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to promoting opportunities for Juneau youth ski and snowboard. With a strong community focus and commitment to expanding snow programs throughout Juneau, the Eaglecrest Foundation supports programs which provide a supportive learning environment for young athletes of all economic backgrounds.
Skiing and snowboarding introduce unique developmental situations that may never otherwise present themselves. These may include:
+ Promoting greater self-esteem in young athletes, both mentally and physically.
+ Encouraging youth to set personal goals and inspiring them to meet and overcome challenges.
+ Providing a fun, healthy environment for exercise.
We strongly believe that financial restrictions should never be a factor in determining whether Juneau youth have the chance to participate and benefit from snow sports. The Eaglecrest Foundation is committed to helping eliminate this fiscal barrier, and continuously aims to raise funds to be used to provide financial support to programs such as Books2Boards.
The Eaglecrest Foundation is a proud sponsor of the Books2Boards Program since 2009!
Books2Boards is a winter-sports based mentorship program for deserving 6th, 7th & 8th grade Juneau students. Teachers throughout the community select these students based on a number of criteria including, but not limited to: school attendance, academic achievement, and/or socio-economic situation/need.
Funded by donations, grants and fundraising through the Eaglecrest Foundation, the Books2Boards program is executed by Eaglecrest Ski Area. The program provides Books2Boards students with skiing/snowboarding, bus transportation, access to equipment and winter clothing at no cost to the student. In exchange for access to this privilige, students are required to keep in good standing at their school, regularly attend after-school club sessions and act as positive snow sports ambassodors on and off the mountain.
Eaglecrest Ski Area
Located in beautiful Juneau, Alaska, the Eaglecrest Ski Area is a community-owned winter recreation area and year-round destination for affordable outdoor recreation and education. Supported by the City and Borough of Juneau, Eaglecrest is dedicated to keeping snow sports, summer outdoor activities and other recreational opportunities accessible to local residents and visitors throughout all four seasons. To learn more about the Eaglecrest Ski Area, please visit skijuneau.com
The Eaglecrest Foundation encourages community use and involvement in the Eaglecrest Ski Area through a variety of charitable, educational, and development work. The Eaglecrest Foundation is a publicly-supported non-profit corporation established in 2008 to solicit, manage and invest donations for the exclusive benefit of Eaglecrest Ski Area, a non-profit entity of the City and Borough of Juneau.