Juneau Elementary Schoolers Learn to Ski

Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau

Over the last 30 years, more than 1,000 Juneau elementary school children have been the recipients of a weekend of free ski lessons at Eaglecrest Ski Area.

As long as they’ve never skied before, the third, fourth, and fifth graders can apply for the Learn to Ski program, and hope their name is pulled in a drawing.  The ski area provides transportation, skis and boots, lessons, lift tickets and lunch for both days.

32 enthusiastic kids were on skis for the first time last weekend. KTOO’s Rosemarie Alexander skied along with some of them.

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