Since snow is often all over in Alaska, many forget it can be a ski destination as well as a destination for a variety of other outdoor adventures. Visitors to Alaska are there for the bears, the fishing, and the Alaska-style sports like mushing, but skiing is also a popular activity. The Eaglecrest Ski Area is one of the premiere ski resorts of the state. It is located in Juneau and features a variety of ski options and ski education. The mountain itself boasts a vertical drop of 1,400-feet. There are 34 alpine runs, and 2 looping Nordic Trails that run 10 kilometers. There is 640 acres of terrain. With three double chair lifts and one surface lift, there are rarely waits when it comes to getting up the mountain. The average snowfall in the area, of course not a problem in Alaska, is 200-300" annually. The Nordic ski area is one of the most popular features of Eaglecrest. Nordic programs include private lessons of one and two hours, custom training programs, and personalized instruction. There are lessons available for downhill as well and designed for a variety of age groups and skill levels. Adults, youth, and tykes will love learning to ski with the help of a professional.