Owned by the City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ), the Eaglecrest Ski Area charges user fees and receives funds from CBJ for basic operating costs. The Eaglecrest Foundation strives to augment these funds for two specific purposes:
1. To allow access to the ski area for deserving youth who cannot afford to ski and snowboard.
2. To fund additional projects not subsidized by the CBJ. Often, there is a need for other capital improvements that cannot be financed by the CBJ due to limited resources. Eaglecrest Foundation seeks to support these advancements through community involvement and donations.
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.