Books to Boards program puts more Juneau kids on skis and snowboards

Cameron Okins prefers skiing; lessons also offered through the B2B program.

The Books To Boards program at Eaglecrest Ski Area is in its fourth season, offering a select group of Juneau middle school students a chance to learn to ski and snowboard for free.

It’s sponsored by the Eaglecrest Foundation, a non-profit corporation formed to raise, invest and manage donations for programs and projects at Eaglecrest that are not funded by the City and Borough of Juneau, which owns the ski area.

KTOO volunteer Amanda Compton tagged along with two Books to Boards participants, brothers Cameron and Brenden Okins, at the end of the 2011-2012 season.

 

 


Brenden Okins learned how to snowboard through the B2B program at Eaglecrest.