Eaglecrest Ski Area

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Eaglecrest Ski Area
Top of the recently opened Black Bear Chair
Top of the recently opened Black Bear Chair
Eaglecrest Ski Area is located in Alaska
Eaglecrest Ski Area
Eaglecrest Ski Area
Location in Alaska
Eaglecrest Ski Area is located in North America
Eaglecrest Ski Area
Eaglecrest Ski Area
Eaglecrest Ski Area (North America)
LocationDouglas Island,, Alaska
 United States
Nearest cityJuneau
Coordinates58°16′34″N 134°30′55″W / 58.27611°N 134.51528°W / 58.27611; -134.51528Coordinates: 58°16′34″N 134°30′55″W / 58.27611°N 134.51528°W / 58.27611; -134.51528
Vertical1620 ft
Top elevation2750
Base elevation1130
Skiable area640 acres (2.6 km2)
Runs34
Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg - 20% easiest
Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg - 40% more difficult
Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg - 40% most difficult
Longest run2 mi
Lift system4 chairs
Snowfall350 in
SnowmakingYes
WebsiteEaglecrest Ski Area

Eaglecrest Ski Area is a public ski area on Douglas Island in the U.S. state of Alaska, across Gastineau Channel from Juneau. Eaglecrest has 4 double chairlifts accessing 640 acres (2.6 km2), with 34 marked alpine runs, 2 Nordic skiing loops and access to world class backcountry. Vertical drop is 1,400 ft (430 m) with an average snowfall of 200-500".[1] The area is owned and operated by Juneau's municipal government, though some legislators of the region, including Randy Wanamaker, have suggested privatization.

Southeast Alaska's only ski area, Eaglecrest's season generally runs from the first weekend of December to the end of April. After two season of relatively small snowfall, Eaglecrest is making vast improvements on snow making mechanisms, grooming and trimming trails and general operation to ensure timely openings, even with limited snowfall.

Eaglecrest is family and community oriented, with many community outreach and programs available for skiers and riders of all ages. Their award winning Snowsport School and certified instructors work to teach students of all ages the skills they need to be independent and safe skiers and riders.

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-01. Retrieved 2011-02-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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