With no snow, Eaglecrest sweetens season pass perks

By February 20, 2015 February 23rd, 2015 Outdoors, Sports
Eaglecrest season pass holders can get discounted rates at the Augustus Brown Swimming Pool in downtown Juneau. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KTOO)

Eaglecrest season pass holders can get discounted rates at the Augustus Brown Swimming Pool in downtown Juneau. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KTOO)

With no snow in the forecast, Eaglecrest Ski Area is teaming up with Juneau’s Parks and Recreation Department to offer perks to season pass holders.

If you bought a pass that you can’t use, you can get a 50 percent discount on rates at the Treadwell Ice Arena, Augustus Brown Swimming Pool and Dimond Park Aquatic Center.

“That came about by many of our season pass holders not being able to use their season passes the way they intended to up on the mountain, so trying to give some recreational outlets for them,” says Jeffra Clough, sales and marketing director at Eaglecrest.

So far this season, the upper mountain has only been open for five days. The Porcupine Chairlift closed in mid-January due to no snow and reopened Feb. 14.

Clough says another bonus of being an Eaglecrest season pass holder is getting free or discounted rates at other ski areas around the country and British Columbia. Eaglecrest has reciprocal ticketing agreements with resorts listed on its website.

Eaglecrest Ski Area

A long line at Porcupine chairlift in early January. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

“The closer ski areas are more likely to see some of our season pass holders than, say, the ski area that we have in Vermont,” Clough says. “But I think it’s a cool perk to have for season passes and I would just encourage people if they are interested in going to look for snow down south to kind of take a look at that page.”

Season pass holders also get a variety of discounts at various Juneau businesses.

Eaglecrest has sold about 2,100 season passes this year, similar to previous years. Unlimited season passes for adults ranged from $519 to $719.

Clough says the area is open this weekend and encourages people to utilize Porcupine. The snow sports school has lessons and instructors available.

Editor’s Note: The story was updated to specify what type of season pass ranged from $519 to $719.

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