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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 ID Cardholder and Sponsored Guests 

Adult $30
Youth (6-17 years old) $19
Children 5 and under  Free


Individual Season Pass:
Military and ID Cardholder Only 



Approx. 11 visits to breakeven



Approx. 12 visits to breakeven

E7-E9, WO1-CW3, O1-3


Approx. 13 visits to breakeven

CW4-5, O4 and above including Military Retirees and DoD Civilians 


Approx. 14  visits to breakeven

Youth (6-17 years old)


Approx. 12 visits to breakeven 

Children 5 and under Free


Family Season Pass: 
Military and ID Cardholder Only 



*up to 2 children, $125 per extra child



*up to 2 children, $150 per extra child

E7-9, WO1-CW3, O1-3


*up to 2 children, $175 per extra child

CW4-5, O4 and above including Military Retirees and DoD Civilians 


*up to 2 children, $200 per extra child



Tubing Hill Pass:
Military and ID Cardholder 

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



Additional $5 discount for Season Pass Holders

Youth (ages 5-17)


Additional $5 discount for Season Pass Holders 


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:

Ski/Snowboard Package $20
Ski/Snowboard Boots $10
Helmet $5
Poles $5
Lockers $3


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