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Birch Hill Ski & Snowboard Area

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Birch Hill Ski & Snowboard Area is located within Fort Wainwright boundaries, and requires military installation access. Visit the US Army Garrison Alaska website to learn how to obtain access to Fort Wainwright and the 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. Early bird passes are available for purchase at the beginning of each season.

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.

Youth Ski Days
Holiday and Spring Break Packages are available to keep your children busy. Each package includes three 90-minute lessons, lift tickets, Certificate of Completion awarded.

Pass Prices

 Season Pass:

There’s nothing that shows off that dedication like a season pass to Birch Hill Ski & Snowboard Hill. With a season pass, you have access to every open day of the winter season, at a reduced price. Now that’s dedication.

And Season Pass carrierers get an added perk: access to the "Free"ze Out Fun Pass program! If the ski hill closes due to the temperature falling below -20F degrees, you can take your Season Pass to the Laser Tag Arena (Last Frontier Community Activity Center), Nugget Lanes Bowling Center for a free game, or to the Pool (Melaven Aquatics Center) for free entry, respectively.

 

  "Demo Discount"
(2019-2020 Season)
Blue Star Community 
Member Price
Family (2 adults and 2 children) $685  $585 $350
Additional children $200  $100 $100
Adult (18 years and older) $335  $235 $170
Youth (5-17 years old) $260  $160 $130

 

Daily Pass:

If you're looking to hit the slopes, but you're not ready to commit to a season pass, you can purchase a lift ticket in either a half day or full day option.

  "Demo Discount" Blue Star Community 
Member Price
Adult - Full Day $30  $25 $15
Youth - Full Day (5-17 years old) $25  $20 $13
Youth - Full Day ( under 5 years of age) Free Free
Adult - Half Day $24  $20 $12
Youth - Half Day $20  $15 $10

 

Bunny Hill Pass:

Practice makes perfect. Grab a Bunny Hill Pass for a half day of skiing or snowboarding, and perfect your technique.

  "Demo Discount"
Adult $12
Youth $8

 

Park Hopper Pass:

Don't forget about the Hopper Pass, which allows you to hop from the downhill slopes to the Tubing Hill with ease!

  "Demo Discount"
Park Hopper Season Pass Family Upgrade Add $110 to Family Season Pass
Park Hopper Season Pass Adult/Youth Upgrade Add $85 to individual Season Pass
Park Hopper Daily Pass Upgrade Add $10 to Daily Pass

 

Please note that you must show a valid form of identification when purchasing a pass or rental equipment. "Demo Discount" pricing is for DoD and non DoD.

Tubing

Snow tubing is a great thrill no matter your age. No experience or skill is necessary to enjoy the 800 foot run. Simply hop on your tube, push off and enjoy the ride. A lift makes the ride back to the top of the hill easy. Youth must be 5 years of age and at least 40 inches tall to participate.

Price is for one (1) 3-hour session.
Training Holiday Friday sessions are 4 hours long.
Tubing Hill 3-hour Session Ticket Prices:

  "Demo Discount"
(2019-2020 Season)
Blue Star Community 
Member Price
Adult $12  $10 $6
Youth (ages 5-17) $8  $6 $4

 

 

 

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. Give the lodge a call at +1 (907)353-1998">+1 (907)353-1998 to secure your reservation.

Ski or Snowboard Lesson Prices:

DoD Adult / Youth: $50

Non DoD Adult/ Youth: $60

A 1/2 day lift ticket is included in the price of your lesson.

Ski or Snowboard Lesson Times:

Option 1: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Option 2: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
The first 30 minutes of the lesson will be spent gearing up in the Rental Area of the lodge. Please arrive on time so that you receive the full amount of time per lesson. The last 90 minutes of the lesson will be spent on the hill.

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.

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:

  "Demo Days"
(2019-2020 Season)
Blue Star Community 
Member Price
Snowboard & Boots $30  $25 $15
Alpine Skis, Boots, Poles $30  $25 $15
Boots $25  20 $13
Snowboard/Skis Only $20  $15 $10
Youth Ski or Snowboard Package $26  $20 $13

 

Half-Day Equipment Rental:

  "Demo Discount"
(2019-2020 Season)
Blue Star Community 
Member Price
Snowboard & Boots $21  $16 $11
Alpine Skis, Boots, Poles $21  $16 $11
Boots $17  $12 $9
Snowboard/Skis Only $14  $10 $7
Youth Ski or Snowboard Package $18 $9
Lodge Rental

The Birch Hill lodge is closed due to construction. A new lodge is being built in its place, and is expected to be complete by Summer 2021.

Having a wedding, unit gathering or other group function?  Birch Hill Ski Lodge can be rented during non-operational hours. With a fireplace, beautiful view and plenty of seating, the lodge has everything you need to hold a successful event.
For more information on renting the lodge, call +1 (907)353-9805.

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