Unforgettable Winter Adventure: Exploring Eaglecrest Ski Area & Juneau
Taking a Winter Sports & Northern Lights cruise with UnCruise Adventures offers an unforgettable experience, combining the stunning natural beauty of Alaska with thrilling outdoor activities. One highlight of this all new 7-day itinerary is the time spent at Eaglecrest Ski Area, located just 15 minutes from downtown Juneau, Alaska. Here's what to expect during your visit to this winter wonderland.
Eaglecrest Ski Area
After days of exploring the glaciers and waters of Glacier Bay National Park, it's time to hit the slopes. Eaglecrest Ski Area is a big mountain terrain with a 1620' vertical drop, 640+ acres, and impressive backcountry access. There's fresh tracks snow for snowshoe and cross country, making it a perfect playground for all winter sports enthusiasts. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, you'll find terrain that suits your skill level.
But skiing is just the beginning of the fun. Look closely for the local animal residents, who are in their winter whites. Snowshoe or cross-country ski in areas very few humans have ever set foot, and take in the stunning scenery around you. And when you're ready to take a break, head back to the ship for some rest and relaxation. Warm up in the hot tubs, sip hot toddies, and swap stories with your fellow travelers over dinner.
If you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights shimmering overhead. The stars in this isolated region are incredible, and the lack of light pollution means you'll get an unforgettable view of the night sky.
Winter Sports & Tours
Back in Juneau, there's still more winter fun to be had. Depending on weather conditions, you can go ice skating, Nordic skiing, or snowshoeing on trails surrounding Juneau. And for those looking for an extra thrill, optional heli-ski excursions are available at an additional cost.
Heli skiing can be for almost anyone. Our cruises will have optional Heli skiing pre and post cruise. Experts can hit the big mountains, and intermediate skiers and snowboarders can ski an Alaska Glacier like the one below. The helicopter ride also offers one of the best flight seeing trips on the planet!
No matter what you choose, you'll be surrounded by breathtaking scenery and endless opportunities for adventure.
Tracy & Endicott Arms
After getting your fill of snow sports and Northern Lights, it's time to sail just 50 miles southeast of Juneau. You'll travel through the narrow Tracy and Endicott Arms to reach the Sawyer and Dawes glaciers. These tidal glaciers calve big chunks into the sea. From the closest safe distance you'll hear the crash of those bergs and hold glacial ice in your own hands. It's the perfect way to cap off an unforgettable week of adventure.
A Winter Sports & Northern Lights adventure with UnCruise is a unique and thrilling way to experience the beauty of Alaska in the wintertime. And with the opportunity to spend time at Eaglecrest Ski Area, you'll have the chance to try your hand at skiing, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing in a truly unforgettable setting. Whether you're a winter sports enthusiast or just looking for a break from the ordinary, this cruise is sure to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.