Over the last 30 years, more than a thousand 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, lift tickets, lessons, and lunch for both days. It’s sponsored by Mendenhall Auto Subaru.
Thirty-two enthusiastic kids were on skis for the first time last weekend (Jan. 29/30).
- Alaska Native people gather before Alaska Day in Sitka to share knowledge and to heal.
- When you toss a candy wrapper in the trash in five Southeast Alaska communities, you’re sending it on a thousand-mile journey to a Lower 48 landfill.
- The Canadian DJ collective is playing Centennial Hall with Woosh.ji.een Dance Group. They combine traditional Pow Wow songs with elements of hip-hop to promote inclusivity and representation of First Nations peoples.
- It’s not clear whether independent Gov. Bill Walker will run in the primary. A campaign spokesperson said Walker could not comment because it is a pending legal matter to which the state is a party.