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Birch Hill Ski & Snowboard Area


Keep the whole family busy and physically active during the long Alaskan winter. Birch Hill Ski and Snowboard Area offers skiing, snowboarding and tubing for all ages and abilities. With snow-making capabilities, Birch Hill is the first hill in the interior to open and boasts the only night-skiing venue in the Fairbanks area.

Terrain Park
In addition to the skiing and snowboarding runs a first rate Terrain Park has been constructed with mounds, rails and boxes to do tricks on. Alaskans identify Birch Hill as the best terrain park in the state.

Bunny Hill
Beginner skiers and snowboarders of all ages are welcome at Birch Hill. The Bunny Hill's Magic Carpet lift gives beginners the ability to focus on their newly-learned skills while not having to worry about a chairlift. Simply step onto the moving pad and let it carry you up the hill while you stand comfortably.

Tubing Hill
Snow tubing is a great thrill no matter your age. No experience or skill is necessary to enjoy the selection of three 800 foot runs. Simply hop on your tube, push off and enjoy the ride. A lift makes the ride back to the top of the hill carefree.

Pass Prices

Day Pass:
Military and DoD ID-Cardholder and Sponsored Guests 

Adult $30
Youth (6-17 years old) $20
Children 5 and under  Free

 

Individual Season Pass:
Military and DoD ID-Cardholder Only 

E1-E4

$339

E5-E6

$369

E7-E9, WO1-CW3, O1-O3

$389

CW4-CW5, O4 and above, Military Retirees,
and DoD-Civilians 

$429

Youth (6-17 years old)

$229 

Children 5 and under Free

 

Individual Season Pass:
Non-DoD ID-Cardholder 

Individual Season Pass Non-DoD ID-Cardholder, Adult

$499

Individual Season Pass Non-DoD ID-Cardholder, Child

$269

 

Family Season Pass: 
Military and DoD ID-Cardholder Only 

E1-E4
 
$927 
*up to 2 children, $125 per extra child
E5-E6 $949
*up to 2 children, $150 per extra child
E7-E9, WO1-CW3, O1-O3 $999
*up to 2 children, $175 per extra child
CW4-CW5, O4 and above, Military Retirees, and DoD-Civilians $1,099
*up to 2 children, $200 per extra child

 

2022/2023 "FREE"ZE OUT Fun Pass

❄ It's that time of year again! When temperatures reach -20 and below, Birch Hill will be closed. ❄Today is one of those days. ❄ Dec 15 - Birch Hill Ski & Snowboard Area will be closed. ❄ Stay tuned for updates here on social media about the operational status of Birch Hill for this weekend. 

 

Looking for something fun to do in the meantime? Check out Nugget Lanes for some Bowling! Laser Tag will be open at Last Frontier CAC! (Activities will be available during regular business hours for selected facilities)

 

Birch Hill Ski & Snowboard Area Season Pass Holders are entitled to one hour of free bowling with shoe rental and 2 free games of laser tag due to freeze out closures of Birch Hill. * Must present season pass to be eligible.brrr.jpg

Tubing

Tubing Hill Pass:
Youth must be 5 years of age and at least 40 inches tall to participate.

Military and DoD-ID Cardholder

Adult

$20
Additional $5 discount for Season Pass Holders

Youth (ages 5-17)

$15
Additional $5 discount for Season Pass Holders 

 

Non-DoD ID-Cardholder

Adult

$25
Additional $5 discount for Season Pass Holders

Youth (ages 5-17)

$20
Additional $5 discount for Season Pass Holders 

Lessons

Whether you’re a beginner to skiing or snowboarding, or you are just looking to beef up your skills, Birch Hill offers lessons geared to your needs. Lessons are offered by knowledgeable and very patient staff.

Reservations are required, as demand is high. Book your lesson today by calling +1 (907)361-6350">+1 (907) 361-6350 to secure your reservation.

Lessons must be reserved by contacting the Outdoor Recreation Center prior to arrival at Birch Hill Ski & Snowboard Area.

Ski & Snowboard Rentals

No need to worry if you don't have your own skis or snowboard-- our knowledgeable staff will fit your equipment to your expertise level and riding style so that you can have the best possible experience.

Rentals must be purchased within the same week of attendance.

Please note that equipment rentals do not include a lift ticket.
Minors must have parent or legal guardian present when renting gear and equipment.

Full-Day Equipment Rental:
 

Rental Package

(Skis, Boots + Poles / Snowboard + Boots)

$20
Ski/Snowboard Boots $10
Helmet $5
Poles $5
Lockers $5

 

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